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)

Vector-Borne Diseases Pilot Funding Program (CVEC)

The mission of the Vector-borne Diseases (VBD) Pilot Funding Program is to provide funding for multidisciplinary and collaborative research to understand, prevent, and manage vector-borne diseases.
Faculty in the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) are invited to submit new research proposals for
funding. Proposals should address the priority issues related to detection, mechanisms of transmission, and mitigation of vector-borne diseases. Pilot funds are intended to enable faculty to obtain preliminary data for submitting proposals from external funding sponsors within the next year or two.

UC Davis CTSC Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies Program: CTSC Rapid Translation Award – Call for Proposals

The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) requests submission of proposals in response to this call for very rapid translation where established projects are in need of additional data for extramural grant submissions. These awards are intended to support projects that are in need of crucial data in response to a summary statement (for grant submissions that were scored) on a submitted grant or for a new extramural grant application and that are ready to begin upon notice of award. Projects, for example, that require additional data analysis/bioinformatics, genomics/metabolomics/proteomics or similar assays, data to support hypotheses proposed, or to respond to questions from a grant review (that received a score). The review process will emphasize creativity, innovation of the research, need for the funds as evident by a summary statement from a grant review, and specific example of the extramural application planned with the acquired data.

Applicants must be ready to initiate the project at the time of the award and be prepared to complete all aspects of the proposal in the time frame of this call for applications.

Application deadline is September 15, 2017.  The earliest funding date is November 1, 2017. All projects must be completed by May 31, 2018 (carry-forward of funds is not permitted).

Each PI may submit one proposal only. Please email a pdf of the complete application to:

For questions, please contact: Alice F. Tarantal, PhD (

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Oiled Wildlife Care Network – Request for Pre-Proposals and Small Grant Proposals

The Oiled Wildlife Care Network (OWCN), a collaborative program between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife - OSPR and the Karen C. Drayer Wildlife Health Center at University of California, Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine, is currently seeking research and technology development proposals from wildlife professionals interested in furthering OWCN goals for the 2018 – 2019 funding period.

Specifically, we are soliciting:

• Pre-proposals for full research projects (> $10,000/yr for up to three years, with yearly re-application)

• Small grant proposals for lower-cost/pilot research projects (up to $10,000 for one year of funding)


Pre-Proposals = 1 September 2017 by 5:00 pm (PST)

Small Grant Proposals = 15 December 2017 by 5:00 pm (PST)

Please see attachment for more information.

UCGHI 2017-18 GloCal Health Fellowship Opportunities

GloCal is recruiting fellows interested in HIV research, non-HIV-related mental health research, and other global health priority research areas such as women’s health, planetary health, and NCDs.  Explore past research projects, and work with GloCal mentors to define your proposal prior to the Nov 1, 2017 deadline.


  • Research Project - 12 months at one of 20 international partner sites
  • Mentorship - A strong, interdisciplinary mentored research experience
  • Global Health Education - Online or onsite courses
  • Career Development - Attain short-term goals and transition to the next stage

Fellowships begin in July, and include:

  • 12 consecutive months of stipend
  • Health insurance
  • Modest research training costs ($15,000)
  • Travel costs to and from the international field site
  • Support for online courses
  • A weeklong orientation at the NIH in Washington, DC

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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.