2020 Call for Proposals: CITRIS Seed Funding now accepting applications!

CITRIS Seed Funding Program

The CITRIS Seed Funding Program invites Principal Investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that advances CITRIS and the Banatao Institute’s research thrusts, strengthens UC campus connections, and drives novel technology applications.

  • $500,000 in awards available
  • $40,000 to $60,000 per project
  • Funded projects have attracted more than $60 million in follow-on support from federal, state, industrial, and private sources including the NSF, NIH, DOE, Intel, Microsoft, Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Areas of Interest

  • Sustainable Infrastructures
  • People and Robots
  • Health
  • Tech Policy
  • Future of Work
  • Women in Technology

Application Deadline

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PDT) via the application portal: https://citris.smapply.org/prog/2020_citris_seed_funding/


At least 2 Principal Investigators (PIs) per proposal. Each from a different CITRIS campus (UC Berkeley, UC Merced, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis).

Need help making cross-campus connections? Please complete the CITRIS Seed Funding Team Formation Support form to receive help locating a co-PI: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3vG1Cp3yb6gDmmBLVvDmpIsbKpLuDVNaIydeOrX8MTu_AFw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Info Sessions

Upcoming info session locations and dates will be posted on the CITRIS Seed Funding webpage.

More information

To download the RFP, view detailed areas of interest, eligibility, requirements, and FAQs, please visit the 2020 CITRIS Seed Funding webpage: https://citris-uc.org/core-seed-funding/

Contact seeds@citris-uc.org with questions.

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