Public and Nonprofit Management Project Receives 100K Strong in the Americas Innovation Grant

January 27, 2021

Dr. Meghna Sabharwal, program head and professor of Public and Nonprofit Management, has received a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas (100K) Innovation Fund for the UTD-CIDE Student Exchange Program. This fund inspires U.S. universities to work with higher education institutions in Latin America and awards projects marked by economic advancement, entrepreneurism, technology, workforce development, and other areas of study.

The UTD-CIDE Summer Exchange Program will introduce students from The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) to issues of financial inclusion, urbanization, and sustainability in Mexico and the United States.

The Innovation Fund partnerships ensure that students access higher education training programs to work in teams, solve real-world problems, research and gain technical and linguistic skills imperative for today’s workforce.

Through intercultural experiences, students involved in the UTD-CIDE project will learn how globalization affects the ability of government and nonprofit entities to serve vulnerable populations. As a result, the project will create opportunities for future collaborations and increase students’ understanding of issues related to global governance.

The Innovation Fund competition is sponsored by Fundación Banorte and Fundación Gruma, along with the Department of State to support new partnerships between U.S. universities and colleges and higher education institutions throughout Mexico.