2020-21 Seed Grants for International Activities Recipients

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Congratulations to our 2020-21 Seed Grant Recipients

Partnering with UC Davis colleges and schools, Global Affairs provides Seed Grants for International Activities to faculty taking on innovative research, service, and engagement projects around the world.

2020-21 Grant Recipients 

A Partnership Across Borders to Improve Legal Protections for Asylum Seekers (Colombia and Venezuela)

Raquel E. Aldana (Professor of Law, School of Law) with Holly Cooper and Amagda Pérez (UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic Co-Directors)

Co-Creating an Educational and Culturally-Relevant Environmental Monitoring Program for Indigenous Maya Youth in Southern Belize

Heidi Ballard (Professor and Founder and Faculty Director of the Center for Community and Citizen Science, School of Education) with Erin Bird and Michael Dobbins (Postdoctoral Researchers, School of Education)

Creating a Community of Practice of Scholars of Forced Migration (Latin America)

Amanda Crump (Assistant Professor of Teaching in International Agricultural Development, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) with Sarai Lillian Acosta and Lena Allison Pransky (International Agricultural Development Graduate Students)

An International Collaboration to Use Electron Microscopy to Understand How Cells Make Protein (United Kingdom)

Christopher Fraser (Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences)

Permeable Roadside Infrastructure for Road Drainage, Sewage and Stormwater Treatment: Conceptual Studies, Road Map, and Team Building (Costa Rica and Kenya)

Maureen Kinyua (Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering) with John Harvey (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering)

Seasonal Subtropical Highland Climates Impact on Dairy Cattle Health in Central Mexico Using Cryptosporidium as a Biomarker (Mexico)

Xunde Li (Associate Researcher of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine) with Edward Robert Atwill (Professor of Population Health and Reproduction, School of Veterinary Medicine)

Deciphering Rules of Cell Division Plane Orientation in Land Plants Through a Collaboration (Israel)

Bo Liu (Professor of Plant Biology, College of Biological Sciences)

Crop Manage: a Decision-Support Tool for Farmers and Researchers in Botswana

Jeffrey Peter Mitchell (Extension Specialist in Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Supported by the Gurdev S. and Harwant K. Khush Seed Grant

The Design and Implementation of an Online Corpus Query Tool for Spanish Learners’ Errors (Spain)

Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez (Assistant Professor of Spanish, College of Letters and Science) with Agustina Carando (Assistant Professor of Spanish, College of Letters and Science) and Kenji Sagae (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, College of Letters and Science)

Supported by the Richard F. Walters Seed Grant

Lake Modeling to Support Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience in Northern Patagonia (Chile)

S Geoffrey Schladow (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and Director of the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, Office of Research)

The Lake Modeling to Support Sustainable Development and Climate Resilience in Northern Patagonia project team, led by Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering S Geoffrey Schladow, preparing for a research dive in Lago Panguipulli. (Courtesy of S Geoffrey Schladow)

Integrating Cognitive and Cultural Approaches to Empower Youth Against Misinformation (Georgia)

Narine Yegiyan (Associate Professor of Communication, College of Letters and Science)