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International Agreements Update

International Agreements

Brazil – FAPESP

Following the announcement in February of this year,  11 UC Davis PI’s have initiated collaborative activities with researchers at institutions in the state of São Paulo, Brazil through joint funding by the Office of Research and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).  Previous rounds of funding have awarded investigators in the humanities, arts, and social sciences through partnership between FAPESP and the UC Davis Office of Global Affairs. The current STEM-focused projects will facilitate the exchange of faculty, staff, and students to carry out joint research towards securing funding from programs with the NIH, NSF, and DOE.  Brazilian investigators represent the University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo State University (UNESP), Institute of Agriculture at Campinas (IAC), and A.C. Camargo Cancer Center.  Preliminary exchanges began over the summer and will continue through 2018.


In collaboration with the California Israel Fund, the Office of Research launched a call on October 5, 2016 for joint research projects in the sciences between UC Davis investigators and colleagues at Israeli institutes of higher education.  Up to four awards were made for up to $10,000 per year for two years, beginning in July 2017.  Funds were to be requested for mobility between institutions to conduct research, research expenses, related events, and graduate student or postdoctoral fellow support.


Together with the Office of Global Affairs, the Office of Research is pleased to announce a partnership with the University of Sydney, following engagement with senior leadership and a successful joint workshop in Lake Tahoe in September.  Workshop activities were led by Associate Vice Chancellor Paul Dodd and Pro-Vice Chancellor Katherine Belov of the Office of Global Engagement. Attendees comprised 13 University of Sydney and 16 UC Davis faculty members and executives, including Vice Provost Joanna Regulska.  As strong peer institutions, ongoing and new collaborations have focused on agriculture, environmental and marine sciences, veterinary medicine, law, physical sciences, and human health.

Through this partnership, the Priority Partnership Collaboration Awards program was announced as of November 7, 2016.  This initiative seeks to foster international research collaboration through innovative and sustainable projects co-led by investigators at each institution in all fields of research.  Two rounds of competition awarded 10 projects up to AUD 10,000 per year, per institution for up to two years to support academic mobility and related academic/research events.

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