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The Care-UC Innovation Fellowship

Advancing the pace and scale of poverty-alleviation efforts around the globe

The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship, established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University, is intended to strengthen the workforce pipeline of expertly-trained individuals whose expertise and commitment can alleviate poverty and improve human conditions in California, regionally and internationally. UC graduate students will obtain tailored training and experience through partnering with CARE, whose humanitarian mission and global footprint provide opportunities to explore applications of research and innovation in real-world settings. The six-month fellowship includes a summer in-country placement and provides Fellows a meaningful and engaging professional development experience and an opportunity to advance their graduate work. The Fellowship includes a $9,000 stipend plus travel allowance. The first cohort of Fellows will commence in April 2020.

We are pleased to release the inaugural Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Care-UC Innovation Fellowship (pdf).

Application submission instructions are included in the RFP above. ProposalCENTRAL online submission portal is expected to open January 6, 2020. Please check this website for updates. Applications must include a letter of recommendation from a UC faculty advisor, a signed departmental approval form, and a signature from the campus Office of Research Contract and Grant/Sponsored Project Office. Please allow extra time for their review and approval. 

Please check this page for further updates and program announcements.

Key Dates: 

  • RFP release: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
  • Applicant infosessions (Recommended):
  • pC application system opens:  Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Proposals due: Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT**
  • Interviews with Finalists: ~March 16-20, 2020, one-hour video interviews
  • Notification of review outcome: ~Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Graduate Fellowship start date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • Orientation / kick-off event: Required 2.5-day meeting, April 24-26, 2020, Location TBD 
  • Summer in-country experience: TBD - Two to four weeks between June 22-August 14, 2020
  • Showcase presentation and wrap-up: September 2020 (TBD) at a UC campus

 **NOTE: Campus submission deadlines may be at least a week earlier. Please check with your campus regarding local deadlines for approval.