Become a CITRIS PI

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute - Become a CITRIS PI

There are several avenues to joining our interdisciplinary community. We invite applications from mission-aligned researchers with principal investigator status at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Please use the form below to tell us about your work to apply information technology in the interest of society, and expect a response within 7–10 business days.

Benefits of Becoming a CITRIS PI

CITRIS PI Community

  • Be part of a mission-aligned network dedicated to technology in the interest of society
  • Inclusion in meetings and events to forge multidisciplinary, multicampus relationships
  • Leadership opportunities within the CITRIS Research Initiatives
  • Invitations to host Visiting Scholars from the CITRIS Partner network
  • Profile in the CITRIS PI Researcher Directory


  • Proposal development support for large multicampus or multidisciplinary research grants
  • Eligibility for cost share commitment
  • Notification of aligned RFPs and research opportunities for your students
  • Use of CITRIS-managed facilities, including event and meeting spaces*
  • Access to workspaces for faculty and student researchers*
  • Connection to labs and testbeds across the CITRIS campuses*
  • Consultation with staff experts in technology prototyping and deployment*


  • Invitations to present and participate in high-visibility symposia, workshops, and conferences   
  • Exposure of your research portfolio to CITRIS Partners for potential funding
  • Invitations to develop and deliver Executive Education offerings in your areas of expertise
  • Promotion of your work and outcomes via the CITRIS Seed Funding Programs
  • Increased visibility through professional communications and multimedia services*

* Subject to availability and current fees/rates.

CITRIS Principal Investigator Commitments

  • Active participation in our research community through seminars, workshops, and retreats
  • Share and advance the mission of CITRIS in relevant presentations and meetings
  • Inform us of projects and successes to promote through CITRIS publicity channels
  • Acknowledge CITRIS support where appropriate, including funded projects