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2021-22 Seed Grants for International Activities Recipients

Congratulations to our 2021-22 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.

2021-22 Grant Recipients 

Training Spanish-Speaking Professionals on Expressive Language Sampling: Partnerships for International Treatment Studies for People with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, Spain) 

Leonard J. Abbeduto (Director, Mind Institute Tsakopoulos-Vismara Endowed Chair Professor, School of Medicine) with Laura del Hoyo Soriano  

Supported by the Richard F. Walters Seed Grant 

Developing Novel Suppressive Soils to Manage Soilborne Pathogens in Mediterranean Climates (Spain) 

Jesús Fernández Bayo (Assistant Professorial Researcher, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) with Celia Borrero (University of Seville)  

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

Growing Biodesign Collaborations for Increased Circularity (Chile) 

Christina Cogdell, (Professor, College of Letters and Science) with UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center and Collaborative partners at Universidad de Desarrollo (Nataly Silva, Chemist, and Material Science Researcher, School of Design; Paulina Contreras, Director of Research, School of Design; Nicolas Golobuff, Executive Director of Exploratec (Design and Engineering); Ricardo Vidal, Design Coordinator at Exploratec (Design and Engineering) 

Enhancing the Validity of Epidemiological Variables in a Tuberculosis Cohort from South Africa (South Africa) 

Brenna Henn (Associate Professor, College of Letters and Science) with Marlo Moller (Stellenbosch University) 

Looking into the Past: Fish Eye Lenses Describe Lifetime Habitat Use for an Economically Important Fish in Southern Brazil (Brazil) 

Carson Jeffres (Field and Lab Director and Senior Researcher, Center for Watershed Sciences, Office of Research) with Dislene Torrente-Vilara (University of São Paulo)  

Is Taiwan's Democracy in Crisis? Civil Contestations amidst Populism and Uncertain Globalization (Taiwan) 

Ming-Cheng M. Lo (Professor, College of Letters and Science)  

Supported by the UC Davis-Taiwan Collaborative Research Fund in Memory of Larry Vanderhoef 

Mathematical Models for Dengue Surveillance: Challenges and Opportunities (Costa Rica) 

Miriam Nuño (Assistant Professor, School of Medicine) with CAMPOS fellow Fabio Sánchez (University of Costa Rica), Luis Barboza (University of Costa Rica), Juan Calvo (University of Costa Rica), Paola Andrea Vásquez Brenes  (University of Costa Rica),  Sandra Delgado (University of Costa Rica), Beatriz Martínez-López (UC Davis), Yury García (UC Davis), María Daza-Torres (UC Davis), J. Cricelio Montesinos Lόpez (UC Davis) 

Matched by UC Davis Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

Establishing a Community-based Integrated One Health Research, Education, and Outreach Program in Rwanda (Rwanda) 

Wilson K. Rumbeiha (Professor and Agronomist, School of Veterinary Medicine) with Kizito Nishimwe (University of Rwanda), University of Global Health Equity, and the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture