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Vice Chancellor
for Research
This month, I would like to bring to your attention several opportunities with ties to innovation and entrepreneurship. 

First, we welcome you to join us February 24 as we continue the Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation . Our guest speaker will be Tom Chi, founding partner of At One Ventures. Chi previously served as the head of product experience at Google X. He will be sharing a plan for creating a net positive civilization with a sneak peek at the transformative technology that may become a catalyst for creating a new restorative relationship with nature. Registration is open to all, but space is limited. Reserve your spot here .

If you have developed a promising technology and are looking for funding to advance it through proof-of-concept testing, we encourage you to apply for our Science Translation and Innovative Research (STAIR TM ) or Data, Informatics and Application Launch (DIAL TM ) grants. The call for proposals for both grants was recently distributed. Applications are due on March 3, 2020. You can find more information here .

Lastly, we are also accepting nominations for the UC Davis Chancellor's Innovation Awards . These awards recognize faculty members, community partners, and innovative leaders for their success in developing new technologies, making a societal impact, or driving innovations based on university research or academic endeavors in the preceding calendar year. Nominations for the Innovator of the Year Award are due March 12, 2020. The submission form and details can be found here .

On this topic, I would like to thank you all for your innovative contributions to our students and society.
Other Events and Opportunities
Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange: How to Get Investors, Partners and Buyers to Notice You
This talk, led by Paula Adduci, co-founder and principal of creative agency Adduci Studios, will help you explore how you’re doing, what you need to change, and what others did to get noticed.
February 19, 2020
SBIR/STTR Grant Workshop
UC Davis Venture Catalyst will provide an overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and discuss all aspects of how to strategically approach obtaining funding and developing a competitive, well-written grant application.
February 26, 2020
Electronic Research Administration Systems
An overview of the electronic research administration systems that are available for submitting research proposals. There will be a hands-on lab using Cayuse SP to submit proposals to Sponsored Programs and Cayuse 424 for federal grant submissions.
March 10, 2020
3 Revolutions Policy Conference: Climate and Equity
This seminar will take a deep dive into identifying solutions for how the "3 Revolutions" in transportation (sharing, electrification and automation) can achieve equitable climate solutions.
March 24-25, 2020
The 3rd International Smoke Symposium
This symposium will be an international nexus of research, management and policy with a broad audience including climate change researchers, regulators, fire practitioners and public health professionals.
April 20-24, 2020
Trust, Technology and Consent in the Era of Revised Common Rule
This two-day program will provide information to institutional review board (IRB) members, IRB administrators, clinical investigators, research support staff, research sponsors and contract research organizations, government regulators and members of the clinical research community about current issues regarding the protection of human subjects.
June 2-3, 2020
Other Office of Research Resources and Support
Prasant Mohapatra | Office of Research | pmohapatra@ucdavis.edu