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January 2024 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - January 2024

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

Global Funding and Engagement

Global Affairs Opportunities

Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights

​​​​​​This award supports UC Davis undergraduate, graduate and professional students with global learning and engagement regarding the issues that LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals face around the world. The grant supports student involvement in research or creative work, internships/externships, or other projects that advance the rights and/or well-being of LGBTQIA+ people globally. Up to $2,500.
Deadline: February 21, 2024

Peter and Marion London Global Learning Innovation Award

The Peter and Marion London Global Learning Innovation Award supports an annual project led by one or more UC Davis students who partner with Nepali and/or Tibetan students on a project with a strong public benefit related to sustainable development for disadvantaged communities. Up to $4,500.
Deadline: April 10, 2024

Connect with UC Davis Humphrey Fellows

Each year, Global Affairs hosts 12 Humphrey Fellows for ten months beginning in August. If you are interested in connecting with these accomplished professionals from all around the world, please reach out to the program directors, Karen Beardsley (kbeardsley@ucdavis.edu) and Jennie Konsella-Norene (jknorene@ucdavis.edu). 

UC Davis Opportunities

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 of sponsored programs at ahakimelahi@ucdavis.edu.
Deadline: January 31, 2024

University of California Opportunities

Alianza MX Call for Proposals: Small Grants for Conferences and Travel for Spring/Summer 2024

UC Alianza MX announces a call for proposals for small grants up to $5,000 to support travel to present research at conferences in Mexico or hosting Mexico-related events at a UC campus between April 1 and September 30, 2024.
Deadline: January 31, 2024

UC Alianza MX Call for Proposals: Applied Research in Environment and Health 

UC Alianza MX announces a Call for Collaborative Research Proposals in Applied Sciences between the Instituto Politecnico Nacional in Mexico and the University of California. Joint proposals must be led by co-principal investigators from both institutions and are requested in the areas of environmental remediation or sanitation, or prevention or treatment of metabolic diseases. 
Extended Deadline: February 12, 2024 

UC Alianza MX Call for Proposals: Strategic Research Projects 2024-26  

UC Alianza MX announces a call for proposals for Strategic Research Projects on a two-year cycle beginning in summer/fall 2024 and ending in summer/fall 2026. Strategic Research Projects use academic insights to engage non-academic stakeholders on an issue (or issues) of strategic importance to Mexico or its bilateral relationships with California and the United States. 
Deadline: March 1, 2024

External Opportunities

Joint Colloquium on Afghanistan: Generating a Political Process in Afghanistan

Through a joint initiative, the American Institute of Afghanistan Studies, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the U.S. Institute of Peace will select up to 20 Afghan scholars and practitioners to prepare papers (2,000-2,500 words) to be presented at a two-day colloquium on April 25-26, 2024, at the University of Notre Dame’s campus in Indiana.
Deadline: February 16, 2024 

UTFORSK: Funding Opportunities for Joint Projects Between Norway and the U.S.

The Norwegian Embassy in Washington D.C. is pleased to introduce a new call for joint projects between higher education institutions that engage in bilateral cooperation (Norway-U.S.) or multilateral cooperation involving a partner in Norway and the U.S. as well as one or more of the other eligible countries (Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, South Africa and South Korea). The program is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research.
Deadline: April 15, 2024

Calling All Volunteers: Support International Learners in English Conversations

Join International House Davis English Practice Partners program! The program is seeking local native English speakers to empower international learners in improving conversational skills. Volunteers are paired for weekly one-hour English conversations at flexible locations. Be a part of a meaningful language exchange!

Faculty Resources

Staff Resources

Global Events and Programs

International Connections Reception

March 7, 2024, International Center Multi-Purpose Room
Join Global Affairs 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 for Global Learning Awards and acknowledge the recipients of or participants in Global Affairs programs, including Seed Grants for International Activities, Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Education for All Steering Committee and Fellows. Register to attend.

More Global Events

Fulbright Opportunities

Fulbright International Education Administrator Award

France and Germany Deadline: February 1, 2024
This award provides international education professionals and senior higher education officials an opportunity to engage in a two-week intensive seminar to learn about the host country’s education system and establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues. Applications for France and Germany are still open.

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  The 2025-26 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition opens in February! View a schedule of upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

Global Spotlights

Recent International Delegation Meetings (December 2023)

  • University of Leeds | United Kingdom
  • Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco | Indonesia
  • University of Zurich | Switzerland
  • USAID | U.S.

Recent International Agreements Signed (December 2023)

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Campus | China
  • Universita degli Studi della Tuscia | Italy
  • Thammasat University | Thailand
  • Chulalongkorn University | Thailand

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

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