Solutions to the world’s most challenging issues can only be advanced through diverse perspectives and action from people working together to achieve common goals. While these global problems are often exceedingly complex, sometimes we’re only one connection away from a breakthrough.
Looking at the big picture to ensure UC Davis’ research is integrated with previously untapped resources and is making the greatest positive impact on global problems are the driving forces behind Grand Challenges.
We bring together experts from across disciplines – connecting the community around solution-oriented work, ensuring the participation of underrepresented disciplines, organizing product-centered strategic covenings, and facilitating campus-wide teams to strengthen our community and seek significant, large-scale, transdisciplinary funding opportunities.
Grand Challenges also connects groundbreaking research to campus leadership, telling the story of how the university is changing the world – producing tangible solutions to aid local, national and global efforts in challenge areas.
Grand Challenges uses social and environmental justice as the lens through which we view our work. Together, we are:
We are also planning on building a Grand Challenges Solutions Hub to serve as a physical space on campus where collaboration and innovation can thrive.
We all have a stake in the future, and by working together we can create a better, more just 21st century and beyond.
Grand Challenges Team
Executive Analyst to Vice Provost
Senior Program Manager
Solutions Hub Specialist
Program Manager and Deputy Director, Institute for Pandemic Intelligence