The Center provides many opportunities to graduate students, from mentoring on research and career objectives, courses, conferences, our annual graduate student retreat, as well as opportunities in our visiting graduate student scholar program.
The Center hosts visiting scholars for a week a few times a year. Visiting Distinguished Scholars present one or two seminars and are available to meet with UC Davis faculty and students in order to provide researchers the opportunity to interact with, and learn from, the most prominent researchers in the field. Visiting Emerging Scholars present a seminar, and have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise and mentoring of our research affiliates.
The Center awards up to four grants of up to $25,000 each for research in our priority research areas. Preference is given to junior scholars from all disciplines, both quantitative and qualitative research proposals are welcomed. Awardees will present their findings the following year at our annual conference.