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May 2021 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - May 2021

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

Global Funding and Engagement

First Voluntary University Review (VUR) on the SDGs at UC Davis

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. Global Affairs, Sustainability, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion invite the campus community to share their SDG efforts through this online portal. If you would like to submit information on behalf of a campus organization, unit, or club, please contact Tom Rosen-Molina directly at jtrosenmolina@ucdavis.eduDeadline: June 14, 2021 

New Summer Sessions Courses on Becoming a Global Professional and Global Collaborator

New this summer, and in collaboration with UC Davis Summer Sessions, the Global Learning Hub in Global Affairs is offering seminars for students of all majors who will be introduced to global learning and hone their skills to become global professionals and global collaborators. These one-unit seminars, which can be taken independently or in sequence, will prepare students to engage in an interconnected world that defies geographic borders. Registration is now open.

CAMPSSAH Faculty Scholar Nomination  

The Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Social Science, Arts and Humanities (CAMPSSAH) is accepting nominations for the 2021-22 cohort of Faculty Scholars. CAMPSSAH provides a space for these faculty to strengthen and enhance their engagement with underserved communities through their research and service, within and beyond UC Davis. Deadline: May 30, 2021

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 (SDGs). 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 facilitate global connections and collaborative relationships and 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

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 The UC Davis community is invited to 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 Sustainability, the forum series facilitates the development of a UC Davis community that is deeply committed to advancing the SDGs. The event will feature examples of research, teaching, service, and operations that are contributing to the SDGs on campus. The event will also provide space for members of the campus community to share their efforts so that they can be included in the first UC Davis Voluntary University Review on the SDGs.

More Global Events


COVID-19 Travel Advisory

UC Davis continues to recommend against all nonessential travel, both domestically and internationally (consideration for essential travel is listed in the Global Affairs announcement). All travel on university business must be registered

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 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) (April 1 - April 30, 2021)

  • Tecnológico de Monterrey I Mexico
  • National University of Singapore | Singapore 

Recent International Agreements Signed (April 1 - April 30, 2021)

  • Katarina University | Kenya
  • Chungnam National University | South Korea

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

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