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

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Investigators from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz are invited to submit proposals for 2022 CITRIS Seed Awards, worth up to $60,000 per project. Research should address at least one of the following areas of interest:

  • Aviation for a Changing Planet
  • Sustainability and Climate Resilience
  • Digital Health Innovation
  • People and Robots
  • 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. 15, and proposals are due Oct. 10. Awards will be announced in December.