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Border 2010: Collaborative Applied Border Research Reports (Fund 3-5 2010-2011)

The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies shall develop broad based collaborative relationships with U.S. and Mexican institutions of higher education in addition to federal, state, local governments and NGOs for the purpose of applied and evaluative research targeting specific socio-economic issues and intended to provide current data supportive of policy decisions.

Additionally, the center will establish collegial relationships with researchers and faculty members who are interested in becoming fellows of the center for the purpose of specific research projects as well as with students who are working on dissertations focused on some aspect of border research who may be hosted by the center.

Applied border research reports may be self initiated or contracted and are intended to be short term projects that may be completed within the context of one academic year. Longer projects are possible. Applied border research projects and reports are intended to directly inform governmental agencies and policy making bodies. An example of an applied border research report may be seen at the following websites:

Baker Institute at Rice University 20                         

Dallas Federal Reserve 21

Addiction Research Institute Border Studies at UT Austin 22

20 Baker Policy Center Rice University
21 Dallas Federal Reserve
22 University of Texas Addiction Study Center, Border Forum

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