UC Santa Cruz’s 2021 CITRIS Tech for Social Good program is now open to proposals from student teams. The program, co-sponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation, provides support for interdisciplinary student projects and events focused on exploring technological solutions to important social challenges. Student teams can receive up to $ 5,000 for research projects and up to $ 1,000 for events, and it is open to students from all disciplines and divisions on campus.
Information and matchmaking sessions for students will take place on the following dates:
Applications are open to graduate and undergraduate student teams, but each team must have an equal or greater number of undergraduate students (a team cannot consist of graduate students only). Through the Technology Stream, students can apply for funding of $ 500 to $ 5,000 for technology-driven projects that promote social good by supporting healthy, sustainable, prosperous and equitable livelihoods in the United States and Canada. abroad.
The Events Track offers between $ 200 and $ 1,000 to individual students, student organizations or student groups at UC Santa Cruz to develop events or programs that enhance and support technological innovations that support healthy, sustainable and connected communities.
Visit the UCSC CITRIS website to learn more about past teams that have received funding under the program.
The Center for Research in Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create IT solutions for society’s most pressing challenges. Established in 2001, the center draws on the interdisciplinary research strengths of several UC campuses – Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz – as well as public and private partners, to advance the mission of the University of California and the innovative spirit of California. The institute was created to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of cutting-edge applications, platforms, businesses and even new industries.