Pan American Initiatives facilitates and moderates key programs providing guidance and support to ASU units and external partners on behalf of the President’s Office. Some of the programs that Pan American Initiatives is currently participating are:

  • North American Center for Transborder Studies (NACTS)
    Headquartered at ASU, NACTS is a tri-national policy-research collaboration that unites top scholars, experts and decision-makers from Canada, Mexico and the United States to develop actionable solutions to North America’s most pressing needs. For more information, contact Dr. Amira de la Garza, interim director of NACTS, at
  • Community Learning Center (CLC)
    ASU has partnered with Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) to open Arizona’s first Community Learning Center (CLC) in 2006. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the CLC provides unique educational opportunities for the Spanish-speaking community. For more information, visit
  • Arizona Grants Access Tool and Experts Source (AzGATES)
    AzGATES, an online database and web toolkit, was created by Arizona State University and the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) to serve as Arizona’s premier resource for identifying funding sources for priority projects throughout the state. For more information, visit
  • ASU - CONACYT Fellowship Program
    Arizona State University in partnership with El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) in Mexico have entered into a historic partnership. Both have signed an agreement that grants 75 fellowships for Mexican graduate students to study at ASU in addition to providing other funding for research and exchanges. While both ASU and CONACYT offer a wide variety of student scholarship opportunities, this agreement provides a unique opportunity for Mexican graduate students to attend. Tuition, health insurance and a monthly stipend will be provided throughout the duration of the fellowship. In addition, ASU is committed to providing top quality service to its CONACYT fellows throughout the application, selection and admittance process. For more information, visit
  • Exemplar International Partnership ASU and Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey)
    ASU’s partnership with Tec de Monterrey is one of the best examples of strategic international collaboration at the university. ASU and Tec de Monterrey colleagues from multiple academic and administrative units create new strategic programs in disciplines such as education, construction, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and business. The partnership has broken new ground in launching dual degrees and certificates, joint research projects, and student exchange and study abroad programs.
  • Biotechnology Research Grant Program
    The presidents of ASU and Tec de Monterrey have established a cutting edge, collaborative biotechnology research grant program. This program provides $200,000 for two collaborative research projects from Mexico and the U.S. that jointly address common issues and emphasize collaborative research programs and faculty exchanges.
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