The NUTGAP academic year program has two objectives:

  • to promote research collaborations between UC Davis and faculty from our partner campuses, Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University;
  • to prepare students for summer research with mentors at UC Davis.

Specific components of the academic year program consist of a visit by UC Davis faculty to partner campuses; monthly videoconference meetings between NUTGAP scholars and their UC Davis mentors; and a spring visit to UC Davis by NUTGAP scholars. That is….

  1. Fall visit to Fort Valley State University and Savannah State University: a visit by UC Davis faculty and grad students will enable FVSU and SSU undergraduates to gain a feel for the spectrum of research in nutritional biology at UC Davis. In addition, informal discussion groups will enable undergraduates to ask specific questions about research opportunities, the graduate school application process, and options for gaining additional experience prior to applying for graduate study.
  2. Application for NUTGAP: due on 15 November
  3. Monthly winter videoconferences between NUTGAP scholars and UC Davis mentors will help introduce students to the scientific questions that they will investigate and prepare them for summer research.
  4. spring site visit to Davis will include information sessions, campus tours, and participation in mentors’ laboratory meetings and reading groups. Participants also will get a first-hand look at graduate study and the graduate student community, including a dinner discussion with members of the UC Davis Black Graduate and Professional Student Association.