September 2018 | View Online

Vice Chancellor
for Research
I am delighted to share with you the first issue of our new Research Insight series of messages and encourage you to distribute them throughout your department. The intent of these messages is to provide you with information, opportunities and resources to help you achieve your research goals — a priority that I am placing at the top of my list in my new role as vice chancellor for research. You can learn more about me and my vision here .
Recently we announced that UC Davis set a new record in annual external research funding, reaching $847 million for fiscal year 2017-18. This impressive accomplishment can be attributed to each of you. As we look to continue this momentum and increase our global impact, I would like to make you aware of some of the resources available to help you find and secure new funding opportunities.

Our Interdisciplinary Research Support team provides direct assistance on large, interdisciplinary research projects as well as resources for all researchers related to establishing research agendas, finding funding, and preparing and submitting proposals. I encourage you to engage with them to see how they can help you achieve your goals.
Several other specific opportunities are listed below.
Opportunities and Announcements
UC Davis' Big Ideas Cycle II
Call for applications opens October 1, 2018 and closes on November 15, 2018. Learn more...
Grant Writing Workshop for Early Career Faculty
Workshop on October 29 for faculty of all disciplines covering topics such as finding funding, talking with program officers, developing your pitch, writing key proposal sections and understanding the review process. Learn more...
Tips for NIH Funding, IND Submissions and Advancing Therapeutic Development
The UC Davis Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange is bringing Michael V. Templin, senior principal scientific adviser at Charles River Labs to the UC Davis Health Campus on September 25. Learn more...
NSF Major Research Instrumentation
The Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program serves to increase access to multi-user scientific and engineering instrumentation for research and research training. MRI provides support to acquire critical research instrumentation without which advances in fundamental science and engineering research may not otherwise occur . Learn more...
NSF Support for Transformative Research
NSF has developed several mechanisms to promote and support potentially transformative research. These include Early-Concept Grants for Exploratory Research, Special Creativity Extensions, and Accomplishment-Based Renewal. Learn more.. .
NSF Research Traineeship Grant Program
An information session on September 20 covering the NSF's Research Traineeship (NRT) grant program. To register, or for more info, email .  
United States Air Force 2030 Initiative
The U.S. Air Force has announced an initiative to update their science and technology strategy and are requesting input from the scientific and higher education community. Learn more...
Interdisciplinary Research Catalyst: Neuroengineering
Energizing collaboration for national leadership in science and translational research with keynote speaker Paul Sajda, director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing at Columbia University. Learn more...
Resources and Support
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