Our faculty do research at the cutting edge of science and are skilled mentors recognized for their work with students. Both faculty and graduate students in the UC Davis Nutrition Department have received professional accolades for their research and science communication. In addition to hands-on research, NUTGAP scholars will explore career options in nutritional biology, receive detailed written comments on graduate application essays, and network with current UC Davis graduate students and faculty to prepare for graduate school applications.
UC Davis faculty also support work-life balance and we encourage visiting scholars to explore Northern California on weekends. NUTGAP scholars will experience a close-knit academic community that lies in a college town within half an hour from the Sacramento metropolitan area and two hours from San Francisco, with access via convenient public transportation. For those who seek outdoor recreation, Davis has miles of bike paths and pleasant trails for walking and running, with hiking in the Sierras two hours east and the Sonoma coast two hours to the west.