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 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.

Davis Humanities Institute Mellon Research Initiatives in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences   A Mellon Research Initiative is an intense and focused exploration, over a three-year period, of a particular topic of great institutional importance. Each initiative will receive: funding for three years of programming, a two-year Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor, director's compensation, and support for graduate recruitment and research.

Davis Humanities Institute Mellon Public Scholars Program  This program is aimed at introducing graduate students in the arts, humanities and social sciences to the intellectual and practical aspects of identifying, addressing, and collaborating with members of a public through their scholarship. Ten successful graduate student applicants will participate in a quarter-long, two credit seminar. Each student will be matched with a faculty mentor to develop a community-based research project, and will receive a stipend to support the project that summer.

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