New Public Impact Research Initiative: Call for Grant Proposals

Two people planting a pepper
A group of students are inventing a "jalapeno popper" which is a cross between a bell pepper and a jalapeno pepper. The group has been cross breeding the plants for five seasons and are a few seasons away from a final product. The group was photographed at the student farm where they meet every Tuesday to tend to the plants and discuss their progress. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)

Public Scholarship and Engagement is excited to announce the launch of the Public Impact Research Initiative. The new initiative was designed to recognize and support publicly-engaged research at UC Davis. For its inaugural year, the Public Impact Research Initiative is offering grants that will support research activities with non-university partners in one of the two following categories:

  1. Seed Grants to support the development of new research collaborations; and
  2. Bridge Grants to deepen, sustain, or evaluate existing collaborative research.

UC Davis Academic Senate and Academic Federation members from any UC Davis location are eligible to apply.
 
Recipients of a Public Impact Research Initiative grant will receive up to $10,000 for proposed activities. Applications and supporting materials must be received by February 29, 2020. Given this year’s focus on seed and bridge grant funding, it is expected that all funds will be distributed by March 26, 2020. Grant recipients will have up to one year to expend all funds.

Details about the eligibility criteria, conditions of the grant awards, and application procedures are fully described on the Public Impact Research Initiative webpage. Questions concerning the Public Impact Research Initiative grants should be directed to engaged@ucdavis.edu.

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