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The UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies links world-class faculty; inspiring new curriculum; and innovative technologies, services and business models to create real-world solutions for developing economies.

We educate students, build partnerships, and rigorously evaluate our innovations in order to create scalable and sustainable contributions to help reduce global poverty.


Undergraduate: Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA)

DEADLINE: Feb 28, 2018
Poverty Alleviation Through Action (PATA) is an UNDERGRADUATE student travel grant for fieldwork completed during the summer. Highly motivated students with a passion for working to reduce poverty and inequality are selected.

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Graduate: Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS)

DEADLINE: Mar 30, 2018
Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions (PASS) is a GRADUATE student small project grants program that supports research and project implementation in the field. Successful grants focus on innovative approaches to alleviating poverty.

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sdiStudent-driven Initiatives

With an emphasis on reducing poverty around the globe, the Center supports innovative, student-led initiatives that emphasize community engagement and implementation of practical solutions.

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