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
The Center awards up to 5 grants of up to $20,000 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