Request for Applications – Convergence Research Award

An intramural pilot award for collaborative research between School of Medicine researchers and colleagues in other UC Davis Schools and Colleges.


The UC Davis School of Medicine and UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), in collaboration with the UC Davis Office of Research, are pleased to announce the first round of funding intended to incentivize collaborative science by new research teams. We are seeking bold ideas that will open new areas of investigation between UC Davis Schools and Colleges and have a multiplicative effect on extramural research funding in the near future. The program will provide one year of funding for up to six multi-school teams to support planning, preparation, and submission of team-based applications. Each team must include representatives from at least one UCD School of Medicine department and at least one UCD department outside of the School of Medicine. The NIH multiple PI (MPI) mechanism is highly preferred. The budget should not exceed $50,000 per team. Staff and/or graduate student support is permitted as well as expenses related to eventual extramural submissions.

Six total awards will be made in 2024:

  • Three awards will be made for projects with a SOM contact/lead PI
  • Three awards will be made for projects with a non-SOM contact/lead PI

Deadline for Applications: June 14, 2024 at 11:59pm

All proposals must be submitted electronically as ONE single PDF file to UC Davis’s InfoReady Review platform here:

For any questions, please contact:

School of Medicine Office of Research ([email protected])


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