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Prasant
Mohapatra

Vice Chancellor
for Research
As we approach the end of the year, I would like to congratulate you — the campus research community — on the inspiring impact that you provide around the world through your discoveries, insights and innovations. You truly make this world a better place!

Looking forward to next year, our office will continue to identify new ways to try to help you advance your research programs. One particular opportunity that we will focus on is providing strategic support to unlock new opportunities with federal departments like the DoD and DoE. This area represents a significant opportunity for UC Davis to diversify and grow our research portfolio based on our unique capabilities.

Earlier this year, we established a new position dedicated to elevating the visibility of our campus’s strengths and capabilities with these federal departments. I am pleased to announce that Derrick Coffin has joined our team in this role and is working with campus leadership and faculty to identify and facilitate new strategies.

During the holidays, I hope you take some time off to spend with friends and family and engage in activities that you enjoy the most.

Happy holidays!
Opportunities and Announcements
Moore Inventors Fellow Program
The Moore Inventor Fellows program focuses on supporting scientist-inventors at a critical stage of research to capture opportunities that otherwise might be missed. The foundation's areas of interest include scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. Internal pre-proposals due 1/7/19. Learn more...
Artificial Intelligence Colloquium Hosted by DARPA
DARPA is hosting an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium March 6-7, 2019 in Alexandria, VA. The event seeks to raise awareness of DARPA's AI R&D efforts bringing together stakeholders in the DOD research community . Learn more...
Federal Seed Funding for Innovation and Technology Transfer
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers seed funding programs for entrepreneurs ( SBIR ) as well as joint ventures between small businesses and research institutions ( STTR ) aimed at commercializing new innovations. Learn more...
NSF Mid-scale Research Infrastructure Program Solicitation
The Mid-scale Research Infrastructure program funds experimental research capabilities in the mid-scale range ($600,000 to $20 million)  . Internal pre-proposals due 2/19/19. Learn more...
Update on Human Subject Research Common Rule Changes
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has tentatively scheduled the implementation of the final revisions to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects to begin 1/21/19. Learn more...
Information Technology Seed Funding Opportunity
The 2019 CITRIS Seed Funding opportunity invites principal investigators at UC Davis to apply for seed funding for research initiatives utilizing advancements in information technology to develop novel solutions aligned with the center's areas of focus. Proposals are due 1/31/19. Learn more...
Resources and Support
Prasant Mohapatra | Office of Research | pmohapatra@ucdavis.edu