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November/December 2021 Global Engagement Insider

Quick Summary

  • Global Affairs announces a call for mini-grant proposals for the 2022-23 Campus Global Theme
  • International Education Week will be celebrated November 15-19, 2021

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - November/December 2021

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

Global Funding and Engagement

Global Affairs Opportunities

Campus Global Theme Mini-Grants

Global Affairs announces a call for mini-grant proposals for the 2022-23 Campus Global Theme: Transformative Energies: Repowering and Empowering the Planet. Students can request up to $250 or staff and faculty up to $1,000 for a proposed program or event. A single program or event is only eligible to receive one grant. Proposed programs/events can include speakers, workshops, films or performances, informational videos, virtual tours or others. Deadline: November 20

Seed Grants for International Activities

Seed Grants for International Activities fosters the creation of innovative new programs with a global focus that advance knowledge, enrich student learning, and help solve society’s most pressing problems. We encourage faculty of all ranks and titles to submit proposals. This year we will focus two seed grants on CAMPOS or CAMPSSAH scholars (past and present); and research collaboration with Taiwan, funded by the UC Davis-Taiwan Collaborative Research Fund in memory of former chancellor Larry Vanderhoef. Funding from Global Affairs ranges from $5,000-$10,000 per proposal. Depending on matching funds, the total budget could be as much as $20,000. Deadline: December 7

Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement

The Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement recognize individual faculty and staff members for their outstanding international engagement in carrying out the university’s teaching, research, and service missions. There are two categories of awards: faculty (Academic Senate or Academic Federation) and staff. Deadline: December 10

Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Sustainability offers grants to promote multidisciplinary collaborations focused on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We expect to fund up to four awards of up to $7,500 this year, including two awards for projects that focus on one or more of the 17 SDGs. One award will go to a proposal that is focused on ensuring equal opportunity and reducing inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies, and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies, and action in this regard (SDG 10.3), and one award for CAMPOS/CAMPSSAH scholars. Deadline: January 4

Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Awards

The Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Award recognizes the commitment of instructors who design and teach Study Abroad programs and make international experiences accessible to all UC Davis students. The selection committee members will review all nominees and select two awardees: one member of the Academic Senate and one member of the Academic Federation. Deadline: January 5

Spotlight on Mexico

UC Davis Global Centers, Latin America and the Caribbean supports academic mobility and research opportunities between UC Davis and the region. During the 2021-22 academic year, we will be spotlighting Mexico in public events, student programming, and other initiatives. If you are a member of the UC Davis community and involved in a project or event in the region or with a partner institution from the region, please email Faculty Director Chuck Walker cfwalker@ucdavis.edu, so that we can include in our outreach to campus and external partners. 

UC Davis and University of California Opportunities 

France-Berkeley Fund Awards

The France-Berkeley Fund invites applications for up to $12,000 in seed funding for new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at UC Davis and their counterparts in France. There is a required campus match of up to $8,000 per award, with the Office of Research funding up to $4,000 per award if a dean funds a like amount. For more information, contact Ahmad Hakim-Elahi, executive director, sponsored programs at ahakimelahi@ucdavis.eduDeadline: January 31

Global Events and Programs

International Education Week

November 15–19 For over 20 years, UC Davis has celebrated the benefits of international education and worldwide exchange during International Education Week, an initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education. The national week brings opportunities to participate in cultural and educational programming here at UC Davis. Share your global stories and experiences on social media using #GlobalAggies.

Advising for Global Impact: Helping Your Students Become Globally Engaged.

November 17 UC Davis staff are invited to register through Staff Development and Professional Services for a three-and-a-half-hour virtual course to develop their awareness, knowledge, and skills in understanding the role global learning plays in students’ academic, personal, and professional development.

UC Davis Mondavi Center Announced 2021-22 Season, Including Several Global Works

UC Davis Global Affairs is a proud sponsor of the Mondavi Center’s 2021-22 season of performances running October 2021 through May 2022. Among several global works are Pamyua (November 21), Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández (March 18), and Las Cafeteras (April 28). Ticket discounts are available for current and retired UC Davis faculty and staff.

More Global Events


COVID-19 Travel Advisory

The White House announced a new policy that will require foreign nationals entering the U.S. by air to be fully vaccinated beginning on November 8, 2021. All FDA-approved vaccines or those authorized and on the Emergency Use Listing from the World Health Organization will be accepted. All travelers entering the United States will also need to continue to show a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test. Pre-departure tests need to have been administered within 72 hours before travel to the U.S.  

Global Affairs Q&A Related to COVID-19

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

Visiting Academic Collaborators Policy

A new policy for Visiting Academic Collaborators, both domestic and international, is now in place for those visiting the campus to participate in or observe teaching, research, or public service activities for more than 10 consecutive working days in collaboration with a member of the UC Davis community.

Just in Time Teaching: Global Learning

Visit Undergraduate Education’s Just-in-Time Teaching resources for a range of strategies instructors can readily use in their classrooms. In addition, Global Affairs has contributed a new section on Global Learning under Planning Instruction and Learning Activities.

Global Community Engagement Fund

Thanks to the generous support of donors during our October Crowdfund UC Davis Campaign, Global Affairs raised nearly $3,000 for the new Global Community Emergency Fund. These funds, in addition to the $50,000 committed by Chancellor Gary S. May and Provost Mary Croughan, will provide direct support to members of the UC Davis global community impacted by natural disasters, humanitarian crises, and other circumstances beyond their control.

Faculty Resources

Staff Resources

Global Spotlights

More Global Affairs News

International Visitors and Agreements

Recent International Delegation Meetings (October 1-31, 2021)

  • Universidad del Desarrollo | Chile (Virtual)

  • Alianza UCMX | Mexico

  • Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento | Mexico

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

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