- Mendoza, P. (PI) in collaboration with Berger, J., & Wells, R., Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Needs assessment and business plan for the creation of the Institute for the Integration, Investigation, and the Diffusion of Access and Retention with Quality and Equity in Higher Education -Institute ARCEES- in Bogotá Colombia. Ford Foundation, Chile Office. $200,000, 2013-2015. An implementation grant is expected of about $600,000 for the period 2016-2019.
- Mills, J. (PI), Levin College of Law at University of Florida, Mendoza, P. (co-PI), Williams, P. (co-PI), Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. Building human rights capacity in the Colombian Caribbean. Colombian Institutional Partners: Universidad del Norte and Universidad del Magdalena. USAID-HED Colombia-U.S. Human Rights Law School Partnership Program. $757,179, 2012-2015.
- Mendoza, P. (PI). ASHE/Lumina Dissertation Fellowship Award. Lumina Foundation. $16,000, 2004.