Seed Grants for International Activities

By UC Davis Global Affairs
Nonprofit Organization
Seed Grant Projects, which are often interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial in nature, have spurred new partnerships for UC Davis and have created long-term collaborations—ones that empower communities, build new opportunities, and advance the condition of health for people, animals, and the planet.





The Seed Grants for International Activities program began in 2001 to spark bold new ideas in international research. To date, the program has funded 242 projects totaling over $3.5 million dollars; in turn, these projects have generated over $40 million in external funding. As a collaboration between Global Affairs, the academic deans and the Office of Research, Seed Grant Projects, have helped faculty from every college and professional school at UC Davis to forge and expand important relationships with leading international universities, government agencies, and industry partners, as well as community and non-governmental organizations.

Social Impact Focus

  • Partnering with UC Davis colleges and schools, Global Affairs provides Seed Grants for International Activities to faculty taking on innovative research, service, and engagement projects around the world.


  • Educational Institution

Thanks to the funder for their generosity.