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February 2024 Global Engagement Insider

Global Engagement Insider Newsletter - February 2024

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

International Connections Reception 

Four headshots of Global Affairs award recipients

Global Affairs invites the UC Davis community to the 9th Annual International Connections Reception for an evening of networking and celebration of
globally engaged faculty, staff and scholars. 

Thursday, March 7, 2024 | 4:30 – 6 p.m. | UC Davis International Center Multipurpose Room 
This event is free and open to UC Davis faculty, staff and the community. 

Chancellor Gary S. May and Global Affairs Vice Provost and Dean Joanna Regulska will honor the winners of the

2023-24 Chancellor's Award for International Engagement

Ermias Kebreab

Associate Dean
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Nicole Rabaud

Executive Director for Student and Postdoctoral Support 
Graduate Studies

2023-24 Excellence in Teaching for Global Learning Award

Jonathan K London

Professor, Human Ecology
College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Timothy J. McNeil

Professor, Design
College of Letters and Science

Global Affairs will also celebrate the recipients of the 2023-24 Seed Grants for International Activities and the 2023-24 Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals

We will also recognize the Global Strategy Advisory Committee and Global Education for All Steering Committee and Fellows

Register to Attend

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

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, $3,000 for two units. Visit the First-Year Seminar webpage for the 2024-25 seminar proposal deadlines.

University of California Opportunities

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

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 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

Global Affairs Co-Sponsored Events

Book Talk with Eric D. Larson on Global Justice

March 8, 2024, 12:10 –1:30 p.m., LJ Andrews Conference Room
Join the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas and Global Affairs for a book talk by Dr. Eric D. Larson on his recently published book Grounding Global Justice: Race, Class, and Grassroots Globalism in the U.S. and Mexico. Lunch will be provided. Register to attend.

Nowruz Persian New Year Celebration with Nariman Percussion Ensemble

March 16, 2024, 6 – 9 p.m., International House Davis
Join the I-House Davis for a Nowruz celebration! Come celebrate and experience an ancient Persian tradition marking the spring equinox featuring performances by Nariman Percussion Ensemble and guests. There will be Persian sweets and stunning artwork crafted by local artists. Get ready for an evening filled with cultural richness! Buy tickets online.

UC Davis Events

Workshop–Dialogues Across Difference: Solutions to Disruptive Speech in the Learning Environment

March 5, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Student Community Center, Multipurpose Room
Join Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for an afternoon workshop on “Dialogues Across Difference,” which seeks to facilitate communication across diverse viewpoints in the classroom. The event will feature innovative performances by UC Davis students to demonstrate scenarios featuring challenging and disruptive speech. Faculty from the law school will discuss Academic Freedom and the First Amendment in our classrooms, and small group discussions will focus on maintaining the exchange of diverse ideas. Register to attend. 

More Global Events

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 opens in February! View a schedule of upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars.

Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program

This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study or advanced intensive language programs.
Deadline: March 18, 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 Challenges Teaching Award

Applications are now open for the Fulbright US-UK Global Challenges Teaching Awards, supported by AAC&U in partnership with the US-UK 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 faculty: March 7, 2024
Webinar for international education and academic administrators: March 26, 2024
Deadline: April 29, 2024

Global Spotlights

Recent International Delegation Meetings (January 2024)

  • Nagoya University, Graduate School of Medicine | Japan
  • Sungkyunkwan University | South Korea
  • Fulbright Taiwan | Taiwan

Recent International Agreements Signed (January 2024)

  • University of Antwerp | Belgium

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

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