Investigators from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are invited to submit proposals for 2023 CITRIS Seed Awards, worth from $40,000–$60,000 per project. Research should address at least one of the following areas of interest:
- Sustainability and Climate Resilience
- Digital Health
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Semiconductors and Systems
To encourage UC-wide collaboration, each proposal must include at least two principal investigators, each from a different CITRIS campus.
The CITRIS Seed Funding program is designed to support innovative, early-stage work that can attract larger-scale funding from diverse sources. Proposals are evaluated based on feasibility, potential for societal impact, potential for follow-on funding, alignment with the CITRIS mission and inclusion of pretenured faculty.
The application portal opens Aug. 14, and proposals are due Oct. 13. Awards will be announced in December.