CITRIS and the Banatao Institute of UC Santa Cruz invite UCSC professors and researchers to request support for projects through their Campus Seed Funding Program. By 2021, the program will fund multidisciplinary projects involving drone technology. This includes the innovative use of existing technology, the development of new technology, or the examination of the impacts of specific drone technologies and applications. Projects should address solutions to significant social challenges.
The UC Campus Santa Cruz seed funding program, which is separate from CITRIS ’broader core funding initiative, focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary connections on the Santa Cruz campus and requires project teams to include at least two key researchers from CITRIS. different divisions of the University of Santa Cruz campus. The program will fund early-stage research that supports the mission of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute and shows a strong promise of securing external funding.
Proposals related to drones can address, among others, the following areas of research:
- Agriculture and AgTech;
- Disaster monitoring, mitigation and recovery, including forest fires, impacts of sea level rise and earthquakes;
- Conservation and coastal science;
- Security and defense; i
- Social impacts of drones.
The submission deadline is July 31, 2021. For more information, see the purchase request. To request it, visit the application portal.
A campus information session will be held through Zoom for All Stakeholders on Wednesday, June 2, from 12 to 1 p.m. To attend, they respond online.
For more information, contact Michael Matkin, Deputy Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UC Santa Cruz, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CITRIS and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions to society’s most pressing challenges. Founded in 2001, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) leverages the interdisciplinary research strengths of four UC campuses – Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Davis and Merced – to advance the UC mission and the California’s innovative spirit. The institute was created to shorten the pipeline between world-class laboratory research and the development of cutting-edge applications, platforms, companies and even new industries.