Major Conference Co-sponsorship

ISS invites proposals for co-sponsorship support for major conferences taking place at UC Davis (Davis campus or Health System campus). A major conference is any large-scale conference involving many presenters, held over the course of one or more days. Applications for 2017-18 closed at 5:00 p.m. on April 12, 2017.


Applicants do not necessarily need to be from the Division of Social Sciences to be eligible, but the conference subject matter should be predominantly related to the social sciences. Priority will be given to conferences with broad, interdisciplinary appeal, intended to draw attendees from a range of fields.

Co-sponsorship support will represent no more than 25% of the total cost of any individual conference. Applicants may request co-sponsorship of up to $5,000, but ISS reserves the right to be flexible in the amount awarded and/or to sponsor conferences at rates lower than applicants have requested, in order to fund as many applications as possible with our limited budget.

If you have questions about this funding opportunity, please email Vicky Austin, Assistant Director of ISS, at, or call 752-1751.

Submission for 2017-18 closed on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


For smaller events, such as individual lectures or colloquia, please refer to our Events Co-sponsorship page.