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Frequently asked questions

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. What is the purpose of the UCCS Housing, Land Use and Development Lectureship?

The purpose of the program is to engage UC faculty in articulating evidence-based solutions to critical problems related to real estate facing California.

2. What policy areas are of interest?

Examples of specific topic areas are provided in the program announcement. More broadly, the Selection Committee will entertain proposals focused on housing, land use, or development as they relate to any of the broad policy areas identified in the 2014 UCCS Strategic Report (i.e. health, transportation, education, inequality, the economy, technology, energy, and water.

3. Who is eligible and what is the application process?

Any full-time UC faculty member (Senate or Federation) is eligible to apply.  Application materials are available here www.uccs.ucdavis.edu/uccs-housing-lectureship-and-white-paper-competition.  Required application materials include a Cover Sheet, a 500 word abstract outlining the proposed approach to the policy problem, and a Brief Biosketch. 

4. What is the size of the award and what are the deliverables?

The faculty member whose proposal is selected will receive a stipend of up to $15,000 to cover costs of research, travel, and editing.  A 5000-7500 word White Paper and 2 page Policy Brief is due by September, 1 2016, with revisions and author comments to reviews accepted by October 1, 2016.  The White Paper will be peer reviewed by scientific and policy experts.  The faculty member will deliver the UCCS Housing, Land Use and Development Lecture in early December, 2016 at the UC Center Sacramento.  The faculty member will spend the remainder of the afternoon and the following day interacting with officials from the Legislature and Executive Branch about evidence-based policymaking in their field.  UCCS will provide assistance with dissemination of the White Paper and Policy Brief, assuring that the results reach a large policy audience.

5. Who is expected to participate in the UCCS Housing, Land Use and Development Lecture?

The 90 minute program will include the featured lecture, opportunities for interaction with policymakers, and audience discussion.

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