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December 2022 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - December 2022

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

Global Funding and Engagement

Global Affairs Opportunities

Seed Grants for International Activities

Global Affairs partners with UC Davis schools and colleges to offer grants of up of $20,000 to support international research, spur future collaborations and stimulate external funding. We encourage faculty of all ranks and titles to submit proposals. This year we will focus two of the 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. 

Deadline: December 13, 2022

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: January 9, 2023

Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

Global Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability and Grand Challenges have partnered to offer grants to promote multidisciplinary collaborations focused on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, we expect to fund up to five awards of up to $7,500. One award will go to a proposal focused clearly on climate change; one award to a proposal 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 (SDG 10.3); and one award for CAMPOS/CAMPSSAH scholars. The final two awards are open to those focused on any of the 17 SDGs. 

Deadline: January 9, 2023

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. Two awardees will be selected: one member of the Academic Senate and one member of the Academic Federation. 

Deadline: January 9, 2023


Teaching for Global Learning

This faculty development opportunity supports the campuswide Global Education for All initiative, and gives UC Davis faculty members from all disciplines, colleges and schools a chance to make their course content, teaching techniques and students’ experiences responsive to current global challenges and opportunities. It assists faculty in developing global learning frameworks and practices, grounded in theory and with measurable outcomes.

Deadline: February 3, 2023

Call for Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Proposals

The Global Learning Hub, a part of Global Affairs, is pleased to issue the 2024 call for new faculty-led study abroad program proposals. The Global Learning Hub supports “Global Education for All,” a campus goal to provide 100% of our undergraduate, graduate and professional students with global learning opportunities that change their lives and our world. Academic Senate and Academic Federation faculty with faculty appointments are eligible to submit proposals. Visit the Global Learning Hub's Faculty Resources page after December 7, 2022 to review the call and application form.

Deadline: February 13, 2023

UC Davis Opportunities

Imagining America Mail Art Project

As we peer through the portal of the global pandemic, participants are invited to engage in collective rituals of repair, renewal and release, by transforming and unlearning that which never served us and manifesting new ways of being together. Imagining America will mail you a small kit with a few art supplies and materials as you reflect on the question, "What rituals (embodied, mundane, communal, reflective, energizing) have been part of your personal or communal experiences of repair and renewal?" Artwork must be completed by April 30, 2023. Register to participate.

Registration Deadline: December 16, 2022

Apply to Teach a First-Year Seminar, Global Learning

First-Year Seminars allow instructors to explore their intellectual interests in a small class format while promoting intellectual exchange, critical thinking and community. Global Learning seminars allow students to explore cultural diversity and/or learn about global challenges and how they are addressed while developing awareness and critical thinking skills that will help them thrive in an interconnected world. Explore the program eligibility guidelines and contact Kate Andrup Stephensen at fys@ucdavis.edu for more information.

Deadline: January 6, 2023, for spring quarter 2023

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 home departments confirming a monetary contribution equivalent to 1/3 of the total grant request. For more information, contact Ahmad Hakim-Elahi, executive director, sponsored programs at ahakimelahi@ucdavis.edu.

Deadline: January 31, 2023

Rx One Health Field Institute 2023

The Rx One Health Field Institute is a transformative field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. In 2023, Rx One Health will take place in California from June 18 - July 1, 2023. Biodiverse and magnificent landscapes will provide a backdrop for immersive One Health learning! Applications are now open, and a limited number of partial and full scholarships are available.

Deadline: January 31, 2023

External Opportunities

U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants

U.S. faculty members and administrators are eligible to apply for partnership awards that deepen existing or establish new U.S.-Kazakhstan university partnerships in agriculture, renewable energy, IT and/or other STEM fields, or strengthen the capacity and professionalization of Kazakhstani institutions in enhancing good governance, financial planning, and management. For more information about the U.S.-Kazakhstan University Partnerships Grants, view a recording of the informational webinar.  

Deadline: December 22, 2022

St. Andrews’ Global Fellowship Scheme

This program provides scholars up to one month at St. Andrews, during which time they can conduct research and explore collaborations. Fellows are expected to engage virtually throughout the year. Fellows are awarded a stipend, accommodations, roundtrip airfare and transfers for their time at St. Andrews.

Deadline: March 1, 2023

Faculty Resources

Staff Resources

Fulbright Opportunities

Fulbright International Education Administrator (IEA) Seminar

UC Davis staff members are encouraged to consider applying for IEA Seminars to forge empowering connections with counterparts in other countries. In these intensive two-week visits, participants learn about the host country’s education system and establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.

France and Germany Deadline: February 1, 2023

Global Affairs Events

International Connections Reception

March 9, 2023 Save the date for a celebration with globally engaged faculty, staff and scholars. We will announce the winners of the Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement and Excellence in Teaching of Study Abroad Awards and acknowledge the recipients of Seed Grants for International Activities and Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals. 

Global Affairs Co-Sponsored Events

8th Annual Global Tea Initiative Colloquium: Tea and Value

January 19, 2023 The Global Tea Initiative for the Study of Tea Culture and Science at UC Davis announces its 8th annual colloqium: Tea and Value. What do we value and how do we value it? Register to attend this all-day, in-person event.

More Global Events

Global Spotlights

More Global Affairs News

International Visitors and Agreements

Recent International Delegation Meetings (November 1-30, 2022)

  • Senate of Argentina | Argentina
  • University of Antwerp | Belgium
  • Aarhus University | Denmark
  • University of Leeds | England
  • Consulate General of Israel | Israel         
  • Emilia-Romagna Region | Italy

Recent International Agreements Signed (November 1-30, 2022)

  • Shanxi Agricultural University | China
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile | Chile
  • University of Talca | Chile

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

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