Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

Faculty Awards for Regional Change Research

Application Deadline: Friday, April 6th, 2018

Sponsored by: Center for Regional Change

Only Faculty are eligible for this grant, fellowship, or residency.

The UC Davis Center for Regional Change is accepting applications from faculty members of any
discipline interested in research on topics related to community and regional development
issues, (including but not limited to land use, transportation, housing, environmental justice,
and economic development). Attention to issues of social equity and inclusion are particularly

About the Center for Regional Change

The CRC is a catalyst for innovative, collaborative, and action-oriented research. It brings
together faculty and students from different disciplines, and builds bridges between university,
policy, advocacy, business, philanthropy and other sectors. The CRC’s goal is to support the
building of healthy, equitable, prosperous, and sustainable regions in California and
beyond. The CRC is housed within and with core support from the UC Davis College of
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.


The CRC is offering a granting opportunity to support faculty pursuing research on regional
change-oriented topics. The CRC will be awarding up to $10,000 in grant funding with a
maximum of $2,000 per proposal. Successful applicants will receive the awards as research
funds to be transferred to their home departments.


Eligible applicants include individuals or research teams with at least one individual who is a
member of the UC Davis Academic Senate or Federation. Funding can be used to support
student work on the project.
Award grantees will produce a research brief (3-4 pages) that summarizes the project and the
applications to community and regional change to be published and disseminated through the
CRC within one year of receipt of funds.

Application Guidelines

1. Proposal narrative of 1,000 to 1,500 words

2. Curriculum vitae for each research team partner. Resumes can be substituted for non-
academic partners.

3. Detailed budget.

Evaluation Criteria

The CRC review team of faculty from multiple disciplines will review proposals based on the
following set of established criteria (not in order of importance.)
1. The intellectual significance of the proposed project and its value to scholarship on
regional change
2. The extent to which the project engages with and/or aims to be of service to an
underrepresented or underserved community
3. The impact and value of the project for the broader community
4. The applicant’s experience and potential for publically-oriented work
5. The feasibility and appropriateness of the work plan


Please submit all documents via email to with subject line: “Faculty
Research Award.” Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on April 6, 2018. Late submissions will not be


Please email any questions to

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