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.

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.

-Call for Proposals-

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

 -Learn about GloCal-

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.