UC Funding Opportunities

This page lists funding opportunities available through UC Davis or the University of California system that may be of special interest to UC Davis researchers in the Social Sciences.


UC Davis Academic Senate Grants  Grants for Travel ($800) and Small ($2,000) and Larger ($10,000-25,000) Research grants for members of the Academic Senate

UC Davis Office of Research Funding Programs  Principal Investigator Bridge Program ($80,000 max), Publication Assistance Fund ($3,000 max), and Proposal Preparation and Matching Funds Program (equipment matches, cost-sharing, project development support, support for new research centers and programs) for UC Davis Faculty

UC Davis Hellman Fellows Program  Designed to promote the scholarly growth of faculty members at the Assistant Professor rank who exhibit the potential for great academic distinction, and for whom Hellman funding ($10,000-50,000) can significantly stimulate productivity in research and other creative scholarly activities

UC Davis Global Affairs Seed Grants for International Activities Program The UC Davis Global Affairs funds proposals that: foster international research collaborations, create innovations in internationalizing the curriculum, and build new interdisciplinary international partnerships; funding from Global Affairs ranges from $5,000-$15,000 per grant and 1:1 matching funds from your dean is required

UC President's Faculty Research Fellowships in the Humanities  Provides UC faculty with fellowship support to carry out an extended research project, typically in conjunction with fellowship funds from extramural agencies, campus grants or salary supplements, and sabbatical leave

UC Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Health Fellowships  Career development fellowships for doctoral and professional students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries, and who focus on interdisciplinary research in areas such as: social and behavioral science, nutrition, environment, medicine, public health, nursing, veterinary and basic sciences


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