Faculty are key to advancing UC Davis' mission through global research, teaching, and service. Global Affairs offers programs, funding, and resources that support UC Davis faculty in achieving their goals in every corner of the world.
Global Affairs Teaching Resources and Opportunities
Teaching for Global Learning
The Teaching for Global Learning workshop series provides tools for UC Davis faculty members across all disciplines to tailor their course content, teaching techniques, and students’ experiences to current global challenges and opportunities.
First-Year Seminars: Global Learning Seminars
Global Learning Seminars, within the First-Year Seminars program, provide faculty the opportunity to assist first-year students in exploring cultural diversity and global challenges while developing awareness and critical thinking skills that will help students thrive in an interconnected world.
Global Learning Outcomes
UC Davis is working towards Global Education for All, aiming to provide 100% of students—undergraduate, graduate and professional—with global learning experiences that prepare them to succeed in an interconnected world. Global learning cultivates skills, knowledge, networks, and attitudes tied to three Global Learning Outcomes: building global awareness, embracing linguistic and cultural diversity, and acting globally.
Global Affairs Grants
Seed Grants for International Activities
Partnering with UC Davis colleges and schools and the Office of Research, Global Affairs provides Seed Grants for International Activities to faculty taking on innovative research and engagement projects around the world.
Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals
These are team-based faculty grants that fund globally oriented multi-disciplinary activities such as lectures, workshops and community-based projects that highlight and enhance UC Davis’ connections to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Global Affairs Professional Resources and Opportunities
Faculty and Staff Ambassadors
This program provides additional funding and preparation to UC Davis faculty and staff already planning international travel who want to connect with partner institutions, alumni, and supporters around the world. By increasing the visibility of UC Davis' international presence and creating meaningful connections worldwide, faculty and staff become ambassadors for the university.
International Agreements and Partnerships
UC Davis has over 150 active Agreements of Cooperation and Memoranda of Understanding with international partner institutions in more than 45 countries. These agreements are built on the initiative of faculty members who serve as “champions” for the partnerships. The International Agreement Proposal and Approval Process support faculty interested in pursuing a collaboration with an international university partner.
Global Affairs Awards
Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement
The Chancellor's Awards for International Engagement recognize UC Davis faculty and staff members for outstanding international engagement in carrying out the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service.
Excellence in Teaching for Global Learning Awards
The Excellence in Teaching for Global Learning Award, a partnership of Global Affairs and the Academic Senate, recognizes the commitment of UC Davis instructors who go above and beyond to make impactful global learning experiences accessible to UC Davis students.
International Connections Reception
Every spring, Global Affairs invites the UC Davis community to celebrate international engagement and awards, network with colleagues, and make connections with others working globally.
More Funding Opportunities
Funding Announcements and Workshops
Global Affairs provides announcements of various funding opportunities related to international research, teaching, and service—and partners with UC Davis departments and units, as well as with senior government and foundation officials to host funding workshops that assist faculty and staff members in securing funding from highly competitive international grant programs.
Fulbright Program Opportunities
The Fulbright Program offers a range of research and professional exchange opportunities in over 130 countries for faculty and staff, and it brings international scholars and students to UC Davis for collaborations that transform the campus community and build bridges to all parts of the world.