Seed Grants for International Activities

UC Davis Faculty Member Kay Dewey in Africa


The 2014-15 Seed Grant program has been suspended due to lack of resources. Global Affairs hopes to resume the program in 2015-16.

Congratulations to the recipients of our 2013 Seed Grant awards!

In 2001, our office established the Seed Grants for International Activities to give life to bold ideas in international programs. So far we have awarded over $1.7 million to 180 diverse programs across the UC Davis campus.

We request proposals that will foster new and creative programs related to:

  • International research, educational and academic outreach activities and programs

  • Continuing, distance and lifelong learning and academic engagement with the broader society

Funding ranges from $5,000 to $15,000 per proposal.

The call for proposals guidelines, frequently asked questions and other related information can be found by clicking the links in the left margin.

Seed Grant Program Sponsor

Adrienne Martín
Interim Vice Provost
Global Affairs

(530) 752-0860,

For questions, please contact the
Seed Grant Program Administrator

Jennie Konsella-Norene
International Funding Analyst
Global Affairs
(530) 754-9403,

If you need additional help identifying international funding sources, please search the international faculty funding opportunities website or review the links of other faculty funding opportunities listed on the left side of this website or contact