UC Santa Cruz Public Affairs Office:
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz is inviting UCSC researchers to apply for research support through its Campus Seed Funding program. For 2020, the program will fund projects focused on providing solutions to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and disaster preparedness.
The UC Santa Cruz Campus Seed Funding program, which is separate from the broader CITRIS Core Seed Funding initiative, focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary connections on the Santa Cruz campus. The program will fund early-stage research that furthers the CITRIS and the Banatao Institute mission and has strong promise of securing external funding.
The program ordinarily requires projects to include at least two principal investigators from different UC Santa Cruz campus divisions. While that is still strongly encouraged for 2020, projects with a single PI will be accepted this year in order to streamline the process and encourage responses in this unprecedented time.