Core Seed Funding

Each year, we invite Principal Investigators at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System and UC Merced to apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens connections among UC campuses, and catalyzes early-stage research that can lead to external funding. Individual awards are between $40,000-$60,000 for teams of researchers from at least two CITRIS campuses.

Funded projects have attracted follow-on support from federal, state, industrial, and private sources including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Intel, Microsoft, Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Click below to learn about our available seed funding opportunities.

To discuss a new joint seed funding opportunity or larger proposal collaboration, please contact