CITRIS Seed Funding – COVID-19 Response

March 25, 2020

Full details available from CITRIS:

Application Deadline: Friday, April 24, 2020, at 5:00 PM (PDT)

Given the unprecedented circumstances and disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute are soliciting information technology-driven proposals that aim to address the threat across a range of applications. Up to $50,000 available per project. Here is a sample application form for preparing your online responses.

Support the rapid development of transformative technology and policy solutions (i.e., hardware, software, data analytics, frameworks) that will address the unfolding range of societal challenges presented by COVID-19. Proposals should have the potential for rapid translation into practice through public or private channels. To spur technology innovation for the benefit of society, CITRIS seed funds are intended to catalyze scalable applications, larger funding proposals, and successful technology transfer. 

Eligibility & Requirements
 – Researchers with PI status on any of the four CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis (including UC Davis Health), UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz.
 – To encourage nimble solutions, proposals led by an individual PI are allowed. Proposals involving collaboration between PIs from at least two CITRIS campuses are encouraged.

Funding: Up to $50,000 per project
 – Not for use toward faculty salary or non-resident tuition. 
 – No indirect costs allowed; Sponsored Projects Office (SPO) authorization not required.

To assist with proposals, we are hosting a targeted list of COVID-19 resources for researchers and collaborators (curated by Dr. David Lindeman, CITRIS Health Director).

Download COVID-19 Response RFP

COVID-19 Response Application Portal

If you have any questions, please contact