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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.  

The Request for Proposals for Core Seed Funding has been announced for the below initiatives.
  • CITRIS Connected Communities
  • CITRIS Health
  • CITRIS People and Robots
  • CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures
The application portal is now closed as the deadline to apply was January 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM PST. 

For more information on the opportunity, please visit or view or download the RFP as a PDF.

Please note that the CITRIS & Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) joint research opportunity will be announced in March or April of 2018.

Other frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered here:

For technical questions about this application platform, visit

For inquiries about the CITRIS Seed Funding Program and for matchmaking opportunities, please email our team at

Please find a video from last year's (2017 RFP) workshop about applying at and a PDF of the PPT presentation at

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.