Among our key services, we work closely with sponsors and donors to design, develop and manage programs spanning a number of strategic areas in education, leadership and professional training. Our team specializes in all program components including outreach, both in-person and web-based, screening and selection of applicants, and monitoring and support grantees.
Current programs include:
ExxonMobil Scholarship for Research Program
The ExxonMobil Scholarship for Research Program, administered by IIE Latin America, was created to facilitate the development of thesis research in engineering, science and mathematics (STEM fields).
The scholarship awards USD$2,000 U.S. dollars to outstanding students who are pursuing their final year of studies at UNAM to support the completion of their research projects. In addition, grantees will have the opportunity to participate in a mentoring program with ExxonMobil Mexico professionals, a leadership seminar, workshops led by various academic and professional leaders, a conversation club, and a visit to ExxonMobil’s main campus in Houston, Texas. This program supports the creation of a new generation of Mexican leaders in the fields of mathematics and science.
Cargill Global Scholars Program
The Cargill Global Scholars program provides financial support and leadership development opportunities to undergraduate students from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and the United States. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing students studying in a field primarily relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.
Founded by the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), in partnership with the Institute of International Education (IIE) and Cristosal, Centroamérica Adelante trains and brings together civil society leaders in the countries of the Northern Triangle of Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) that work with the drivers of forced migration in order to increase their skills and knowledge, as well as increase their capacity to work collaboratively on a common agenda.
Midwifery Education Scholarship and Capacity Building Program
The Institute of International Education (IIE), in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation, developed the Midwifery Training Scholarship and Capacity Building Program with the objective of strengthening the midwifery model in Mexico, where professional midwifery is a growing field requiring continued support and capacity building. Over the past decade, the MacArthur Foundation has galvanized support to improve public policy and health sector practices to advance maternal health throughout Mexico.
The program aims to support midwifery students with scholarships so that they are able to continue with their course of study and complete their social service practicum. Additionally, through competitive grants, the program will build the institutional academic and administrative capacity of schools and universities offering midwifery courses as well as providing support to position licensed midwives in the health sector.