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Friday, March 16 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
100,000 Strong in the Americas: Building a Successful Partnership and Proposal

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The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is a public-private sector collaboration between the Partners of the Americas, U.S. Department of State, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, corporations, foundations, and U.S. Embassies working together to inspire U.S. universities and colleges to team up with universities and technical education institutions in the Western Hemisphere to create new student exchange and training opportunities. Innovation Fund grants enhance institutional capacity, increase student mobility, stimulate regional education cooperation, and contribute to workforce development. Innovation Fund grant-winning partnerships increase student exchange opportunities and strengthen connectivity between higher education networks throughout the Americas.

The session will provide participants with useful background and understanding of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and how Innovation Fund grants can be used by HEIs in the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean to enhance bi-lateral partnerships and increase student mobility between campuses. Specifically, the session will be broken into three sections to provide an overview of the Innovation Fund objectives, the steps needed to build a strong proposal, and provide participants with first-hand experience from institutions that have successfully competed for and won Innovation Grants. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund and useful tools and strategies for writing a winning proposal.

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Melissa Golladay

Vice President, Partners of the Americas
Melissa Golladay is the Vice President for Education and Global Citizenship at Partners of the Americas. She has over 12 years of professional experience working in Latin America and the US on citizen diplomacy, volunteerism, leadership and community development. As Vice President... Read More →

Friday March 16, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 9 FIT Conference Center