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 Clinical and Translational Science Center – TL1 Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Training Program – Call for Applications

The UC Davis CTSC is pleased to announce a call for Post-doctoral applicants to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored TL1 Post-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program (CTSC-TL1).  The CTSC-TL1 program is part of a fully integrated approach by the UC Davis CTSC to advance research education and training for multidisciplinary, clinical and translational investigators working to improve human health. The overall goal of the TL1 program is to provide post-doctoral scholars with skills required to develop a career in multidisciplinary clinical and translational research relevant to human health. The CTSC-TL1 training program is expected to strongly advantage scholars in preparing for successful careers in translational research.

Post-doctoral scholars pursuing health related research are eligible to apply. Scholars will be selected based on a competitive application process in which student academic qualifications, career goals, and the quality of the training environment will be important considerations for funding.

Applicants must work with a UC Davis faculty mentor and develop a proposed research plan in consultation with that mentor to be submitted with the application.  Award recipients are required to make a two year (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020) commitment to all components of the training program; which includes the proposed research, didactic instruction and exposure to clinical care. Scholars may earn a master’s in clinical research, if they choose, during the training.

Awardees will receive a stipend, funds for research and travel expenses.  For those pursuing the MAS in Clinical Research, full tuition will be covered.  Please be advised that the research budget must be administered under the current NIH directive with respect to clinical trial research and can only be used to offset research costs that do not directly support clinical trials. For example, TL1 funds may not be used to pay subjects or purchase medications. In addition, all funds must be managed by UC Davis, and not by off-site entities. As always, direct billing for services is permitted. All budgetary items should be reviewed and approved prior to initiating studies.

Deadline to submit:  Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:00 am

All applications must be submitted electronically in a single PDF file to:

Connie Koog at

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Connie Koog at (916) 703-9132 or

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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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Alzheimer's Disease Center Call for Pilot Applications

The University of California, Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center (UCD ADC) invites applications for pilot research grants with support from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) Alzheimer’s Disease Center for $32,000 each.  This funding is subject to modification contingent on NIH funding.  These grants are available to researchers who are interested in studying Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.     

Inquiries about the RFA or the UCD ADC should be directed to Charles DeCarli, M.D. at or (916) 734-8413, Lee-Way Jin, M.D. at or (916) 703-0392; or Jayne La Grande at or 916-734-5728. 

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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.