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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 full 2017 CITRIS Seed Funding RFP and detailed areas of interest is now online. This RFP is open to Principal Investigators at the CITRIS campuses: UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Medical Center, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz.

This platform opens for applications by December 12, 2016. Within this site, you can view and apply for open funding opportunities by the January 27, 2017 deadline:
  • CITRIS Connected Communities
  • CITRIS Health
  • CITRIS People and Robots
  • CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures
  • CITRIS & Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) joint research -- RFP will be posted in February 2017
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 the video from our recent workshop about applying at
Additionally, we have 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.