CITRIS Seed Funding - COVID-19 Response

CITRIS Seed Funding – COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, to respond to COVID-19, CITRIS issued a special call requesting proposals for novel technology research designed to mitigate impacts of the pandemic. By the April 24 deadline, 97 proposals were received. On May 13, CITRIS announced the first 25 seed funding awards. On March 15, 6 additional projects were awarded. 

An anonymous $1.6 million matching challenge has increased the number of proposals CITRIS was able to award. CITRIS welcomes additional partners to further expand efforts to address the pandemic.

Award Categories

  • Clinical Care / Therapeutics
  • Contact Tracing
  • Data Analytics / Modeling
  • PPE / Equipment
  • Testing

In the news

UC Merced Newsroom: UC Merced Part of CITRIS’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants
UC Santa Cruz News Center: Innovative technologies to address COVID-19 funded by UC’s CITRIS
Santa Cruz Tech Beat: UC’s CITRIS launches COVID-19 response with 25 awards for innovative technologies
Berkeley News: Scientists pivot to COVID-19 research, hoping for quick results to deal with pandemic
Berkeley School of Information: Hany Farid, Joshua Blumenstock Awarded Seed Funding for COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts