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GIVING LIFE TO BOLD IDEAS
The Seed Grants for Outreach and International Activities Program began in 2001 to give life to bold new ideas in outreach and international programs. Our mission is to support innovative new programs in the areas of outreach and international programs to: advance knowledge, enrich student learning and help solve society's most pressing problems. To date, the program has funded 134 projects with over one million dollars which has generated over $29 million in external funding.
The program has launched innovative educational and research programs in every college and school across the university. As a demonstration of the program's value, the Deans provided a dollar-for-dollar match on all ten successful projects in 2008 despite declining resources. The program is a cost-effective means of fulfilling the university's mission in engagement and internationalization – two areas that are critical to UC Davis' tradition as a land grant institution and current reputation as a tier-one global research university.
Return on Investment
Total seed grant funding of over $1,000,000 has generated $29,000,000 in external funds.
Advancement of the University's Mission
The seed grant program has significantly contributed to the university's mission in the areas of outreach and international programs.
The Global Reach of the Seed Grant Program
The program has supported research and educational collaborations in 48 countries.
Impact Across the University
Over the last eight years, with the support of the Deans, we have funded projects in every college and school.
Valuable New Partnerships
The program has helped forge relationships with benchmark universities, government agencies, industry, and other key organizations.
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