The Philanthropic Opportunities
- Endow the Chair for Global Research to support faculty efforts to address global concerns: $2.5 million
- Endow the Global Scholars-in-Residence Fund to bring visiting faculty fellows from around the world to UC Davis: $1.25 million
- Endow the Global Faculty Excellence Fund to establish seed grants that advance the work of junior faculty: $500,000
- Support Global Faculty Initiatives through an annual gift: $1,000
Advancing Research to Solve Global Challenges
As a leading research university, UC Davis plays a pivotal role in finding solutions to some of our planet’s most complex challenges. Supporting cutting-edge research that empowers communities, shapes compassionate policy, fosters entrepreneurship and advances health for people, animals and the planet is central to Global Affairs’ mission and vision for the future.
Whether conducting water management research in Chile, improving food security with female farmers in Nepal, or connecting with refugee communities in Sacramento, UC Davis faculty in every college and school are conducting multidisciplinary research and service projects around the world. Research support allows faculty to experiment with bold new ideas, sustain thriving collaborations and make decisive progress on the economic, social and environmental challenges that we all face.
To continue broadening the global impact of UC Davis research, we must also extend our engagement beyond the university. Global Centers—regional hubs that will link UC Davis to the world—combine our academic strengths with the expertise of scholars and educators around the world. Starting in Latin America and the Caribbean and in Africa, we are developing region-specific strategies for mutually beneficial opportunities.
With your support, Global Affairs will elevate faculty research locally and globally—in turn, elevating UC Davis’ visibility and engagement around the world
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Gabriella Montinola, associate professor of political science
With a Global Affairs Seed Grant for International Activities, Gabriella Montinola, associate professor of political science, hosted a conference promoting closer collaborations between academics and the foreign policy community. Her grant of nearly $30,000 included support from the Office of Research and the College of Letters and Science, and helped generate politically viable solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges, including threats to human rights.
Ladson Hinton, professor and director of geriatric psychiatry
Thanks to a $15,000 Global Affairs Seed Grant for International Activities, with matching funds from the School of Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Ladson Hinton (far left) was able to strengthen partnerships with key institutions and stakeholders in Vietnam. Hinton’s work led to $3 million in grant funding from the NIH National Institute on Aging to research Alzheimer’s and family caregiving within Vietnam’s rapidly aging population.
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