La Monarca Vol 4 FINAL - Page 15



U C M E X U S - C O N AC Y T C O S T- S H A R I N G
UC MEXUS-CONACYT doctoral fellows receive non-resident tuition & fees, stipend and support
toward health insurance provided by CONACYT and/or UC MEXUS for up to five years as shown in
the table below:
Non-Resident
Tuition
Student Fees
Health Insurance
Stipend
(12 months)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
(if necessary)
CONACYT
CONACYT
CONACYT
UC MEXUS
UC MEXUS
CONACYT
CONACYT
CONACYT
UC MEXUS
UC MEXUS
CONACYT /
UC MEXUS°
CONACYT /
UC MEXUS°
CONACYT /
UC MEXUS°
UC MEXUS
UC MEXUS
CONACYT
CONACYT
CONACYT
CONACYT
UC MEXUS*
° Fellows who are in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years are eligible to receive a supplement toward the payment of UC health
insurance. UC MEXUS will supplement the health insurance fee for the individual fellow up to what the UC campus
charges less the amount provided by CONACYT for the individual fellow and/or any other funding source.
* Fellows who are in good academic standing and have advanced to candidacy by their fifth year of funding, will receive
the following monthly stipend amounts: $2,000 for single fellows and $2,400 for married fellows.
SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE
Supported by several UC MEXUS grants over the past seven
years, he has been studying the adaptive radiation of desert shrubs
in the genus Encelia, also known as brittlebrush. Christopher
has also organized several international botanical expeditions,
served as vice-chair of the Ecological Society of America’s Natural
History Section, is a founding member of the Next Generation
Sonoran Desert Researchers, and has mentored numerous undergraduate and high school students from the US and Mexico.
Photo courtesy of Christopher DiVittorio
Christopher DiVittorio is a UC MEXUS Scholar in Residence,
and received his B.A. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley studying plant
ecology and evolution. His research has taken him to Alaska, the
Amazon Basin and Tahiti, but the majority of his research takes
place in the deserts of northwest Mexico and the southwest US.
Christopher DiVittorio was contributing writer
for the stories in this edition of La Monarca.
At UC MEXUS Christopher is continuing his experimental studies on Encelia and related genera, and is currently collaborating with several NGOs and governmental agencies to seed bank extremely rare species of plants
in California’s deserts that are on the brink of extinction. To learn more about Christopher DiVittorio’s work visit
www.EnceliaAlliance.org •
UC MEXUS-CONACYT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP NEWSLET TER
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