Seed Grant Stories

Caring for Caregivers: UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grant Helps Spur $3 Million NIH Grant

December 03, 2019
Ladson Hinton is a geriatric psychiatrist, social scientist and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UC Davis School of Medicine. With over two decades of interdisciplinary and intercultural research under his lab coat, he has become an expert on the sociocultural dimensions of dementia-related illness—and the caregiving this calls for.

Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Focus Group Findings on Migrant Legal-Mental Health Intersectionality

November 12, 2019
On October 25, 2019, Raquel E. Aldana, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Diversity and Professor of Law, and Dr. Patrick Marius Koga, Director of the Refugee Health Research in the Department of Public Health Sciences, hosted their second forum on migration and trauma at UC Davis. The event was part of a project titled Transforming Refugee Mental Health: Improving Legal Assessment of Credibility through Science and made possible through a seed grant from the Office of Global Affairs.

National Institute on Aging grant focuses on improving Alzheimer's and family caregiving research in Vietnam

October 10, 2019
According to the 2015 World Alzheimer’s Report, over the next 40 years the number of older adults with dementia in Vietnam and other low and middle-income countries will nearly triple. The five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging aims to address these changes. The project is the first of its kind in Vietnam and builds on preliminary work conducted over the past five years with seed funding from UC Davis Global Affairs.

UC Davis Team Working with Female Entrepreneurial Farmers in Nepal

February 22, 2019
Imagine—a veterinarian, an engineer and a human ecologist working together on the design of a chicken coop. Now, consider the impact this multidisciplinary collaboration could have on improving food safety, production efficiency, food security challenges and animal welfare for villages in the developing world—in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially sustainable.

Moringa, the next superfood

October 09, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a University of California, Davis, natural products chemist (and one of the most recent Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipients) is expanding the reach of the world's next superfood.

Moringa: The Next Superfood

October 09, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a University of California, Davis, natural products chemist (and one of the most recent Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipients) is expanding the reach of the world's next superfood.

Planting a Seed: What Collaborative Moringa Research Looks Like on the Ground

September 30, 2018
Carrie Waterman, a nutrition researcher in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, is one of the most recent UC Davis faculty members to receive a Global Affairs Seed Grant for her proposal “From California to East Africa: Building Collaborations for Innovative Agricultural and Health Development."

Large Stretches of Coral Reefs Can Be Rehabilitated

September 27, 2018
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales using a relatively inexpensive technique, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, in partnership with Mars Symbioscience. This article features former Global Affairs Seed Grant Recipient and Distinguished Professor Susan Williams.

UC Davis faculty shared best practices on dementia care in Vietnam

September 13, 2018
Vietnam has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the world, with the number of individuals aged 60 and older expected to triple by 2050. And with age, very often, comes dementia, a condition that will effect as many as 2.4 million Vietnamese by mid-century.

Planting a Global Affairs Seed Grant Yields Big Return

April 01, 2016
Mighty things grow from small seeds, as a team from the school’s One Health Institute discovered recently in Nepal. Drs. Jonna Mazet and Joseph Gaydos had the satisfaction of seeing a project they implemented with the help of a UC Davis Global Affairs seed grant serve as a catalyst for additional funding from the World Wildlife Fund to aid Nepal’s Department of National Parks in improving that country’s wildlife health and conservation.