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Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights

Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights

The Global Aggies Award for LGBTQIA+ Rights encourages and supports UC Davis student global learning and engagement regarding the issues that LGBTQIA+ communities and individuals face around the world. This award provides students with funding to learn about and advance LGBTQIA+ wellbeing and rights globally, including through international, USA-based, or virtual activity.

The grant supports student involvement in research or creative work, internships/externships, or other projects that advance the rights and/or wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ people globally. This may include:

  • Student-driven research or creative activity with a global dimension that aims to support or explore LGBTQIA+ wellbeing and/or rights.
  • Collaboration with faculty on relevant research or creative activity.
  • Engagement in projects or internships with organizations that support LGBTQIA+ wellbeing and/or rights—these may impact a defined community or create resources supporting LGBTQIA+ people locally, in the United States, in other countries, or transnationally.
  • Student-developed independent projects focused on topics relevant to this award to be implemented while studying abroad.
  • And more.


  • Open to UC Davis undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
  • Open to all majors and fields of study.
  • Proposed activities are expected to have a duration of at least two weeks of full-time engagement (25+ hours per week) or one month of part-time engagement (5-10 hours per week).

Award Amount

Multiple grants awarded, ranging from $500 to $2,500.

Application Timeline

Applications open December 14, 2022 and close February 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Grant recipients will be notified by late April. Grant activities may take place between June 1–December 31, 2023.

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Application and Proposal Guidelines

Applicants should submit the following to be considered:

  1. A proposal addressing the prompts below. Proposals must demonstrate an understanding of key issues and articulate how their proposed activity will result in a tangible deliverable that reflect the aim of this award.
    • Description of the proposed activity, its timeline and how it meets the objectives of this grant (up to 750 words).
    • Relevant applicant background/experience with LGBTQIA+ wellness and/or rights (up to 500 words).
    • Brief background on any collaborating faculty, staff and/or organization(s) (up to 250 words).
    • An explanation of how the activity will advance LGBTQIA+ wellbeing and/or rights (up to 250 words).
  2. A budget and budget narrative of up to 1 single-spaced page that addresses each of the following:
    • Proposed budget of independent activities including materials, travel costs, etc., or a statement of program fees/costs from a program provider.
    • An explanation of the costs.

Award Projects

Award recipients will be expected to share a deliverable/complete a project highlighting their contribution to wellbeing/rights of LGBTQIA+ communities within two months of the conclusion of their program.


Applications open December 14, 2022. Please contact Glynis Kincaid with any questions.

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