The CITRIS Seed Funding program issues short-term, targeted awards to further the institute’s research priorities for societal benefit, catalyze early results that can lead to significant funding, and strengthen connections across UC campuses.
Proposals are invited from principal investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Awardees embody the university’s public mission and innovative spirit of California.
Funded projects have attracted more than $60 million in follow-on support.
*$40,000–$60,000 per project.
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The CITRIS Seed Funding Program is designed to support innovative, early-stage collaborative projects that can attract larger-scale support from federal, state, industrial, and/or philanthropic funding sources. Funded projects have attracted more than $60 million in 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. Stay connected to CITRIS newsletter for an exact release date in 2021, application link available soon.
UC Davis researchers in nine COVID -19 related research projects that recently received June 2020 seed grants averaging $50,000 from CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, a systemwide initiate headquartered at Berkeley. The projects below feature 17 UC Davis researchers, listed with colleagues from other CITRIS campuses, divided up by research category.
Learn more about COVID related research funded by CITRIS here.
Recent Funded Projects
The CITRIS Seed Funding Program launched in 2008 as an innovative mechanism to drive early-stage IT research with the potential to benefit society.
Technology & Society
Projects demonstrating a clear path from seed investigation to expanded funding will be rated more favorably. Awardees will be asked to report on resulting proposals.
List of Funded Projects since 2016
Some items in our evaluation criteria