The UC Davis Olive Center has established UC Davis as a world leader in research and education, pursuing a vision to “do for olives what UC Davis did for wine.”
The Center receives no public or university funding. The Center has supported itself through olive product sales, research grants, fee-based services, educational events and donations.
Graduate student research fellowship
The Olive Center relies heavily on graduate students to conduct boundary-pushing research on olive production, processing or evaluation. We carefully select graduates with high academic standing, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to pursuing innovation. $25,000 would fund a half-time graduate student for one year, while $50,000 would fund a full-time graduate student for one year, with the required university fees included.
The Olive Center planted the first UC Davis olive orchards in more than 40 years. We use the orchards for research and for production of UC Davis Olive Oil. A sponsorship of $10,000 will allow us to pay the costs of maintaining the orchard for one year.
The Center relies on financial support from those who embrace our innovative and cost-effective efforts for olive growing and processing.