Intramural Funding Opportunities

Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH)

Center for Equine Health (CEH)

Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN)

Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (CVEC)

The mission of the Pacific Southwest Regional Center of Excellence (CoE) in Vector-Borne Diseases is to enhance the capacity of the southwestern United States to respond to threats from vector-borne diseases that affect human health. The mission will be achieved through a combination of research, training, and collaboration with public health and vector control agencies at all levels. The CoE is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Proposals are invited for training grants that are consistent with the CoE mission and should address themes relevant for public-health policy. Proposals should involve applied research on detection, prediction, and control of vectors or vector-borne diseases.  Training grants are intended to enable additional research and training opportunities that will be sought from other sponsors.

Preference will be given to projects that involve one or more of the following: (1) collaboration with public health or vector control agencies, (2) matching funds from collaborating agencies or the investigators’ institution, and (3) a clearly defined career plan in public health that would be enabled by the proposed training.

Award Amount: Project budgets are limited to $25,000 per application. Awards are intended to support VBD-related research that can be completed during the project period of 04/01/2018 – 03/31/2019. Carryforward of funds is not permitted – any funds remaining at the end of the project period will be returned to the CoE. There is a limit of one proposal per faculty mentor, per year.

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Comprehensive Cancer Center CCSG Institutional Research Grant – Pilot Funding for Investigators in Oncology

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center would like to promote transdisciplinary collaboration among Cancer Center members.  We are offering two $40k pilot funding grants that must be spent within 1 year.

Priority consideration will be given to projects that promote intra- and/or inter-programmatic interactions that focus on the following topics:

  1. Cancer energetics and metabolism
  2. Brain and neurological cancers

Key Information:

  • Submission due date: May 14, 2018
  • Project start date:                  July 1, 2018
  • Budget:                                 $40,000
  • Time period:                          July 1, 2018 – June 31, 2019
  • Application instructions:          See attached document for instructions
  • Submission instructions:         Email your proposal (pdf) to
  • Eligibility:                              UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center members

*UCDCCC Membership application here:

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Murray B.Gardner Jr. Faculty Research Fellowship in Infectious Disease Program

The Center for Comparative Medicine announces the call for applications for the Murray B. Gardner Junior Faculty Research Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Proposals are due June 1, 2018.

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CCAH Resident Call for Proposals

CALL DEADLINES 2017-2018: November 13, 2017, February 12, 2018 and May 14, 2018

The Center for Companion Animal Health invites those residents who are interested in the area of companion animal health to submit proposals according to the above schedule. Note as always, if the date cited falls on a weekend or holiday, it will default to the next business day. Please keep this call for future reference, as there will not be another notification. These dates will also be posted on our website.

To apply:

• Visit

• Click CCAH Internal and log in with Kerberos ID and passphrase

• Click CCAH Calls for Proposals

• Review all 2018 Resident Call documents

Grant proposals must be submitted online and signed electronically and a hard copy must be delivered to the CCAH by the deadline at 5:00 pm.

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Monetary Support for Writing Interdisciplinary Proposals 

Faculty experience multiple obligations in teaching, research, and mentoring. Large proposals require a significant investment of time and resources, including but not limited to: forging cross-disciplinary internal collaborations, building relationships with external partners, securing institutional support and investment, grant writing, and proposal assembly. Often, faculty are unable to pursue large grants because there is simply insufficient time to devote to proposal development. This limits both advancement of the individual, and the campus research mission.

National scale initiatives require a rapid and coordinated response in order to secure funding, resources, and identify potential external partners (e.g. national laboratories, industry specialists). Faculty members whose research interests overlap with these announcements may have only limited involvement or be unable to take part due to the same limiting factors noted above.

The Interdisciplinary Research Catalyst (IRC) program will facilitate, support, and enable faculty to pursue large scale interdisciplinary funding opportunities. The Office of Research will work in partnership with the Deans’ offices to support proposal development, and submission through the nomination of faculty fellows to the IRC program.

In addition to financial support, concentrated program development assistance will be made available, where requested and warranted, including aligning efforts from various support organizations, such as the Interdisciplinary Research Support team (proposal assembly), Office of Corporate Relations (industry partnership development), InnovationAccess (intellectual property protection and exploitation), Development and Alumni Relations (identifying private sponsors and research foundations).

Office of Research anticipates making several awards during 2017, depending on fund availability, each up to $25,000 per fellow on a matching basis with corresponding School or College Dean’s or Deans’ office. A faculty member can be jointly nominated by multiple Deans. Duration of the fellowship award is variable, depending on the project needs. It is expected most awards will range from 3 to 12 months. A maximum of two Fellows per School or College, per year are allowed.

A link to the Interdisciplinary Research Catalyst (IRC) – Faculty Fellows program application information can be found at .  Please feel free to reach out to Strategic Initiatives Manager, Ana Lucia Cordova-Kreylos, with any questions.