Drive Innovation at the Frontiers of Knowledge

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Expanded the campus' successful Seed Grant program

Supported interdisciplinary innovative research, educational, and outreach proposals from faculty in all UC Davis colleges and schools through Seed Grants for Outreach and International Activities.

In 2012–13, UOIP expanded the UOIP Seed Grants for Outreach and International Activities program by funding 22 grants, with matching funds from the deans, departments and the Office of Research for a total of $207,000.

The Seed Grant program has awarded over $1.5 million over 9 years and generated over $30 million from external sources. This year the number of proposals submitted more than doubled (21 in fall 2011, 45 in fall 2012) and there was a 57% increase in the total number of grants awarded from the previous year (14 in fall 2011, 22 in fall 2012).

Fulbright Top Producer

Support successful faculty applications for Fulbright Fellowships

UC Davis sits at the top of the list of U.S. research institutions recognized as “top producers” of Fulbright Scholars for 2012-13 — academics chosen to go abroad to teach and do research in the U.S. government’s flagship program for international educational exchange.

This past year, UC Davis produced 6 U.S. Fulbright Scholars, an increase of 200%.

UC Davis Faculty who have been awarded Fulbrights 
(while employed at UC Davis)

Year

Participants

2008-2009

3

2009-2010

4

2010-2011

6

2011-2012

2

2012-2013

6

Participate in prestigious administrative staff exchanges and internships

In 2005-06, University Outreach and International Programs established the Kyoto University - UC Davis Administrative Staff Exchange Program through an agreement of cooperation with Kyoto University to provide an opportunity for a staff exchange between our two institutions on an annual alternating basis. In 2012-2013, UOIP hosted a UC Davis-Kyoto University staff member for 9 weeks.

Hosted a Long-Term Educational Administrator Program (LEAP) intern (8 months) as part of a program funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT). The internship component was expanded from five months and is administered by The Institute for Japan International Practical Training, and Cultural Vistas Inc. UC Davis is one of 14 U.S. universities and institutions now hosting these interns. This is UC Davis' ninth year serving as a host institution.