The Mexican Migration Field Research Program

Community-engaged scholarship by students at UCSD

The Program

The Mexican Migration Field Research Program (MMFRP) is a nationally-renowned academic program housed at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) which

  • Produces cutting-edge research on migration and forced displacement, using fieldwork-based, binational, team research
  • Trains the next generation of immigrant advocates, giving them expertise on international migration and skills in data collection and analysis
  • Disseminates findings through scholarly publications, web-based reports and briefings for public officials and the media

How You Can Help

Apply to Participate

Current UCSD graduate and undergraduate students can apply to join our year-long fieldwork training program and become part of an international network of immigration changemakers.


Our partners provide urgently-needed support to recent deportees and asylum seekers from all over the world.

We also welcome contributions to the program itself, which enable us to train first-generation students as immigration scholars and advocates.

Contact Us

For more information, feel free to message us. We are glad to talk more about our program and possibilities for collaboration.