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April 2021 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - April 2021

Funding, opportunities, announcements, and resources for UC Davis globally-engaged faculty and staff

Global Funding and Engagement

UC Davis Voluntary University Review on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

UC Davis is pursuing a Voluntary University Review (VUR) to support our university’s role as a public land-grant institution in advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. The campus community is invited to share their SDG efforts through this online portal.

The Green Initiative Fund Spring Grant Cycle Now Open 

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), hosted by UC Davis Sustainability, is a student fee-funded program that provides grants of up to $20,000 to support sustainable projects and research that positively impact UC Davis students and the community. Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to apply. TGIF invites applicants to articulate how their projects align with any of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Deadline: May 31, 2021 

2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition is OPEN! 

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers diverse opportunities for U.S. academics, administrators, and professionals to teach, research, do professional projects, and attend seminars abroad. To identify potential opportunities, search the 2022-23 Catalog of Awards. UC Davis is consistently ranked among the country’s top producers of Fulbright scholars. Register to attend the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Virtual Workshop on May 12. Deadline: September 15, 2021

Conference Grants for UN Sustainable Development Goals 

UC Davis Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Sustainability are pleased to announce a call for virtual conference grants to support UC Davis faculty, staff, and students in sharing UC Davis contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Global Events and Programs

UC Davis Give Day 2021

April 16-17 Invest in the future of global education, research, and engagement! This year’s Global Affairs Give Day contributions will support: 

  • Expanding student participation in virtual internships, community-engaged learning, and more
  • Supporting faculty in bringing the world to their classrooms
  • Advancing global faculty research
  • Supporting our community of international students and scholars 

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities of more than $20,000 from some of our most generous donors, including Ralph J. Hexter and Manfred KollmeierBob and Cathy KerrEivind Lange and Mary Puma, and Cecelia Sullivan '83 and Pat Sullivan '83 '87 MD. 

Picnic Day Around the World

April 16, 6-7:15 p.m. PDT Whether you are in California or elsewhere around the world, we invite you to join us online this UC Davis Picnic Day for our Picnic Day Around the World event with the Cal Aggie Alumni Association. Join interactive discussions on topics such as food literacy and campus sustainability, enjoy Q&A with students and alumni, and more!

Global Learning Conference

April 23-25 Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and alumni are invited to register and attend this free online conference. Students can connect with potential employers, showcase their global experience in their resume and cover letter, hear from seasoned professionals in a variety of global fields, connect with peers, and explore global resources and opportunities.

Achieving Zero Hunger: Perspectives from Four Universities Around the World

April 28, 10-11 a.m. PDT Join us for our Global Conversations Series featuring experts from UC Davis, Earth University, Stellenbosch University, and Newcastle University discussing how their work impacts UN Sustainable Development Goal #2: Zero Hunger. This is part of the University Global Coalition Decade of Action Initiative, which brings together universities to work in partnership to address this critical goal.

Community-Based Global Learning

May 7, 2 p.m. PDT In conjunction with the Global Affairs Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning program, faculty and instructors are invited to join the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement and Global Affairs for a workshop on “Community-Based Global Learning.” The workshop will include a discussion of core approaches to community based global learning, and a panel discussion with experienced faculty from across our campus.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Virtual Workshop

May 12, 12-1:30 p.m. PDT Join UC Davis Global Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) for a virtual workshop on Fulbright opportunities for administrators, faculty members, and professionals. Topics covered will include: opportunities for teaching, research, and flexible initiatives in more than 125 countries as well as tips on how to craft a competitive application, including how to make contacts abroad and choose the right country and award for you.

UC Davis Forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

May 19, 4-5 p.m. PDT Register for the third campus forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Co-hosted by Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Sustainability office, the forum series facilitates the development of a UC Davis community that is deeply committed to advancing the SDGs.

UC Davis Events

COVID-19 Vaccines: Current and Future Efficacy and Perspectives on Progress

April 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. PDT Join the UC Davis School of Medicine and Office of Research for a unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Lawrence Corey, an internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology, and vaccine development. Dr. Corey will provide insight on the current and future efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines and his perspectives on progress.

UC Global Health Day 2021: Decolonizing Global Health to Advance Health Equity 

April 24 Join the University of California Global Health Institute for an opportunity to engage with our UC and global communities on what it means and what it looks like to start the process of decolonizing global health. This virtual event builds on the work of global health practitioners from UC and beyond by bringing together partners, leaders, and young career professionals for a day of sharing and discussion.

Graduate Anti-Racism Symposium

May 6 Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the inaugural Gradaute Anti-Racism Symposium at UC Davis. The symposium, co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Graduate Studies, seeks to highlight best practices in anti-racist approaches to graduate education, particularly in the wake of the death of George Floyd and the ensuing racial reckoning. 

More Global Events

Global Spotlights

More Global Affairs News

International Visitors and Agreements

Recent International Delegation Meetings (Virtual) (March 1 - March 31, 2021)

  • Consulate General of Brazil | Brazil
  • Université Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines I France
  • IPB University I Indonesia
  • University College Dublin I Ireland
  • Osaka University I Japan
  • ZHAW School of Management and Law I Switzerland
  • Newcastle University I United Kingdom

Recent International Agreements Signed (March 1 - March 31, 2021)

  • China Center for International Education Exchange | China
  • Universidad de Tarapaca | Chile
  • Politehnica University of Bucharest | Romania

Learn more about hosting visitors from around the world, or the international agreement process on the Global Affairs website.

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