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March 2021 Global Engagement Insider Newsletter

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - March 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 (SDGs) 

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.

U21 Global Citizenship Leadership Development for Students

UC Davis students are invited to connect, learn, and discuss global issues in a cohort of 2,000 students from around the world. Students will develop skills needed to thrive in the 21st century while tackling some of the world’s most pressing problems outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applications are currently being accepted from UC Davis students. Space is limited in this free online leadership development course. Deadline: March 15, 2021

China Scholarship Council – Ph.D. Fellowships 

The China Scholarship Council (CSC) offers up to 20 Ph.D. fellowships annually to students from China attending UC Davis. The CSC covers the first two years of study for each participant (nonresident fees, plus stipends for living expenses), as well as visa application fees and round-trip transportation between China and Davis. Deadline: March 20, 2021

Universitas 21 (U21) Images of Hope Competition

UC Davis students and staff are invited to submit photographs, or images of a piece of creative artwork, that represent their own experience of positivity and endurance during the pandemic, using the following headings as a guide: Resilience, Community, Creativity and Solidarity. Deadline: March 29, 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. Join a webinar this month to learn more about Fulbright opportunities around the world. Deadline: September 15, 2021

Conference Grants for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

UC Davis Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and the Sustainability office 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). Deadline: December 10, 2021. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

Global Events and Programs

Community-Based Global Learning

May 7, 2 p.m. PDT In conjunction with the Global Affairs Curriculum Enhancement Through Global Learning program, please join the Office of Public Scholarship and Engagement and Global Affairs for a workshop on “Community-Based Global Learning.”

UC Davis Forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

May 19, 4-5 p.m. PDT Mark your calendars for the third campus forum on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum series is co-hosted by Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Sustainability office to facilitate the development of a UC Davis community who are deeply committed to advancing the SDGs. 

UC Davis Events

2021 Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit: One Health. One Planet.

March 25-26, 2021 The year 2021 will be about resilience and resurgence, both planetary and human, and this conference will provide attendees with tools, information, and knowledge to collectively forge ahead as solutionists. The UC Davis World Food Center will co-host the virtual student summit alongside the University of California Global Food Initiative and the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources Nutrition Policy Institute in partnership with the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University.

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

April 24, 2021 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.

More Global Events


Travel Advisory

Read the latest travel advisories related to COVID-19.

Global Affairs Q&A Related to COVID-19

Questions and answers related to travel, services for international students and scholars, study abroad and global learning programs, and more.

Global Affairs Email List for Sustainable Development Goals

Global Affairs has started an email outreach list to inform faculty, staff, and students about upcoming events, grants, and opportunities related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If you are interested in joining the list, please contact Tom Rosen-Molina, global centers analyst, at jtrosenmolina@ucdavis.edu.

Global Affairs Faculty Resources

Global Affairs Staff Resources

Global Spotlights

More Global Affairs News

International Visitors and Agreements

Recent International Delegation Meetings (Virtual) (February 1 - February 28, 2021)

  • Universitas Indonesia | Indonesia
  • University College Dublin | Ireland
  • Osaka University | Japan

Recent International Agreements Signed (February 1 - February 28, 2021)

  • Universidade Federal de Uberlandia | Brazil
  • Complutense University of Madrid | Spain

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

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