2010 CITRIS Seed Funding RFP Now Open

CITRIS is pleased to announce a new round of seed funding for 2010. It is open to all CITRIS investigators in UC Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz. Seed funding supports high-risk/high-impact projects that are distinctive and novel in their approach and have the potential to attract larger-scale grants. We are seeking innovative proposals in all areas of interest to CITRIS, including Energy and the Environment, Delivery of Healthcare, Intelligent Infrastructures, Technology for Underserved California regions, and Art, Technology, and Culture.

To apply, the proposers should submit a 3-page proposal, along with a cover page and a budget table. The detailed Request for Proposals and the required forms can be downloaded from CITRIS Seed Funding webpage.

The application deadline is January 29, 2010.

The previous round of CITRIS seeding funding, the “Big Ideas” competition, and other initiatives have been enormously successful: the investigation on networking for next-generation healthcare information technology has led to the partnership with California Tele-health Network, which has attracted $22.6M fund from FCC to provide healthcare access to three million rural Californians; Cellscope enables the use of cell phone cameras for remote diagnosis in resource-poor areas. It will be used in a field trial in Mexico. The Mobile Millennium project uses GPS-equipped smartphones to collect and distribute traffic information to the driving public. Altogether, the 32 seed projects supported 64 graduate students, 38 undergraduate students, and 13 postdocs.