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March 2024 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - March 2024

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

Global Funding and Engagement

Global Affairs Opportunities

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

UC Davis Opportunities

Norma J. Lang Prize for Undergraduate Information Research

The application period for the UC Davis Library’s eighth undergraduate information research prize is now open. The Lang Prize recognizes students who make exceptional use of library resources, services or expertise for a class project. Please share this opportunity with students who merit recognition for the quality of their information research during spring 2023, summer 2023, fall 2023 and winter 2024.
Deadline: April 1, 2024

$4,500 ICC Funding Awards for Unpaid Internships & Experiential Learning

The Experiential Learning Award (ELA) provides money for UC Davis undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships. Funding is tied to weekly attendance at the professional development seminar. International students are eligible. Consult your international student advisor to confirm work or internship authorization.
Deadline: April 4, 2024

Apply to Teach a First-Year Seminar, Global Learning

First-Year Seminars allow instructors to explore their intellectual interests in a small class format while promoting intellectual exchange, critical thinking and community. Global Learning seminars enable students to explore cultural diversity and learn about global challenges and how they are addressed while developing awareness and critical thinking skills that will help them thrive in an interconnected world. The instructor of record is eligible for an academic enrichment fund allocation of $2,500 for a one-unit course and $3,000 for two units. Visit the First-Year Seminar webpage for the 2024-25 seminar proposal deadlines.

External Opportunities

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

NSF Dear Colleague Letter: Research Collaboration Opportunity in Europe for NSF Recipients

Current NSF recipients are invited to submit supplemental funding requests for research visits to any identified, appropriate European Research Council-funded European research group. Requests must be received at NSF at least three months prior to the proposed visit  but no later than May 17, 2024, for consideration using fiscal year 2024 funds.
Deadline: May 17, 2024

Calling All Volunteers: Support International Learners in English Conversations

Join the International House Davis English Practice Partners program. The program seeks 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

Fulbright Opportunities

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 is now open! View a schedule of upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

Global Challenges Teaching Award

Applications are now open for the Fulbright U.S.-U.K. Global Challenges Teaching Awards, supported by AAC&U in partnership with the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission. This award will foster and support new transatlantic Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning partnerships aimed at tackling four specific global challenges: racial justice, inequality, climate change, polarization and division. Faculty from any discipline teaching undergraduate students at an accredited U.S. or United Kingdom higher education institution are eligible to apply.

Webinar for international education and academic administrators: March 26, 2024
Deadline: April 29, 2024

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Information Session

April 16, 2024, 12 – 1:30 p.m., 3119 International Center and Zoom
Join UC Davis Global Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE) for an information session about the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. You will learn what is possible with Fulbright and hear about this year’s updates and priorities. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards give opportunities to U.S. citizens to teach, research, and carry out professional projects around the world. The information session will explore awards open to applicants in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar competition for the 2025-26 academic year. IIE staff will present offerings across all world regions, provide tips on how to craft a competitive application and provide information about the selection process. Lunch will be provided for participants attending in person. Register to attend in person or online.

Global Events and Programs

UC Davis Events

Alumni: Life After College Sessions For Graduating Students

April 2 – 5, 2024, Locations vary by session
Graduating? The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has brought together experts on- and off- campus for a series of helpful discussions on life after college. We’ll be focusing each session on the things we wish we knew about post-grad life. Check out the details and register for each session using the link above.

More Global Events

Global Spotlights

Recent International Delegation Meetings (February 2024)

  • Osaka University | Japan
  • Tohoku University | Japan
  • Global Ties Sacramento Higher Education Administrators to the USA/ West Coast | United States

Recent International Agreements Signed (February 2024)

  • Tongji University | China
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | South Korea
  • Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI) | South Korea

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

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