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Welcome to the CITRIS Seed Funding application portal.

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society's most pressing challenges.  

For information on CITRIS Seed Funding opportunities, please visit

For information and updates on the CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding opportunity, please visit:


Seed Funding FAQ: Frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here:

Program Support: For inquiries about the CITRIS Seed Funding Program, please email our team at

Technical Support: For technical questions about this application platform, visit

Portal Access: If you haven't already done so, you will login and complete your application from the right sidebar of this page.

New Applicants: After the platform opens, please click "Sign Up" to create an account and access current funding opportunities. Please be sure to use the same email address for your account log-in and any contact information listed on the proposal(s). Your email address is the unique identifier within this platform.

Reviewers and Judges: Your log-in account and credentials are provided by CITRIS staff. 
CITRIS is a multi-campus institute within the University of California that creates information technology solutions in the interest of society. We invite Principal Investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz to apply for a one-year Seed Grant that furthers CITRIS research initiatives, strengthens connections among UC campuses, and catalyzes early-stage research that can lead to external funding.
Funded projects have attracted follow-on support from federal, state, industrial, and private sources including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Intel, Microsoft, Mellon Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.