CITRIS Seed Funding offers up to $60K for multicampus research for public good

Collage of five photos: A drone in flight over a forested mountain, a person wearing protective eyewear working with machinery, clouds reflecting in a solar panel, two women looking at a tablet computer, a row of silicon wafers.

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:

  • Aviation
  • 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.