Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars

The Edmundo O’Gorman Scholars program provides financing for short-term visits (two months) to Columbia by distinguished scholars, scientists, and intellectuals working in Mexican institutions of higher education.

The program is supported by the National Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT) of Mexico; its purpose is to strengthen scholarly ties between Columbia and the academic and research community of Mexico. Its name honors Edmundo O’Gorman (1906-1995), one of the most influential Mexican historians of the twentieth century.

Appointments are available for any two-month period during the 2022 calendar year. Preference will be given to projects that stress collaboration with Columbia faculty and use of available research resources at Columbia and in New York City. Applicants may represent any academic discipline or professional school.


The fellowship covers round trip, economy-class air travel to New York City, plus a fully furnished one-bedroom apartment around Columbia University for the duration of stay. A per diem equal to $50 will be made during the visit. For more information, contact Gustavo Azenha ([email protected]). 

Applications are now open for consideration for a fellowship position during the 2022 calendar year.  A faculty committee will select six finalists and announce a decision in late May.

Applicants are required to complete the following form and attach a three to four-page proposal including specific references to Columbia faculty and research resources, along with their curriculum, a note from a Columbia faculty member on campus endorsing their application, and 2 letters of recommendation.

The application deadline is April 15th, 2021.  Materials must be submitted in English.