The 2020 CITRIS + Tec de Monterrey Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at Tec de Monterrey to work with researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that furthers our mutual research interests, strengthens connections among the campuses, and catalyzes early-stage research that can lead to external funding.
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. Established in 2001, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) leverages the interdisciplinary research strengths of multiple UC campuses to advance the University of California’s mission and the innovative spirit of California. The institute was created to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of cutting-edge applications, platforms, companies, and even new industries.
The Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey) was founded in 1943 by Eugenio Garza Sada and a group of Mexican entrepreneurs who implemented their vision for a cutting-edge educational institution. ITESM is a private, non-profit institution, independent from political and religious affiliations. Tecnológico de Monterrey seeks to develop leaders who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit, a humanistic outlook, and are competitive on an international scale.
Projects catalyzed by the CITRIS Seed Funding Program have attracted follow-on support from federal, state, corporate, and private sources including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Intel, Microsoft, Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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CITRIS and Tec de Monterrey Seed Funding Program
|Area(s) of Interest|
Project proposals for this call must have a well-articulated theme and reflect a mature or emerging research area, demonstrating a high-quality solution to confront the current health emergency due to COVID-19.
Main topics of interest:
Viral or antibody testing
Digital Contact Tracing Tools
COVID Test alternatives
Proposals that do not address the main topics can be considered for this call if they describe a high-quality solution relevant to COVID-19.
|Total Funds Available|
Up to $50,000 (budgeted 50% Tec de Monterrey / 50% CITRIS)
All applicants must have Principal Investigator (or exceptional PI) status on their campus. At least two PIs required per proposal. Minimum of one PI from Tec de Monterrey and one PI from a CITRIS campus at the University of California:
UC Davis Health
UC Santa Cruz
|Application Deadline||Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5:00 PM (PST) / 7:00 PM (CST)|