CITRIS Tech for Social Good program invites student proposals

The Tech for Social Good program provides up to $5,000 in funding for research projects and up to $1,000 for events

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The 2021 CITRIS Tech for Social Good program at UC Santa Cruz is now open for proposals from student teams. The program, cosponsored by the Institute for Social Transformation, provides support for cross-disciplinary student projects and events focused on exploring technology-based solutions to significant 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 across all campus disciplines and divisions.

Information and matchmaking sessions for students will be held on the following dates:

Applications are open to teams of graduate and undergraduate students, but each team must have an equal or larger number of undergraduates (a team cannot consist of only graduate students). Through the technology track, students can apply for funding of $500 to $5,000 for tech-focused projects that promote social good by supporting healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

The events track provides between $200 and $1,000 for individual students, student organizations, or student groups at UC Santa Cruz to develop events or programming that improve 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 through the program.

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute create information technology solutions for society's most pressing challenges. Established in 2001, the center leverages the interdisciplinary research strengths of multiple UC campuses—Berkeley, Davis, Merced, and Santa Cruz—along with public and private partners, to advance the University of California’s mission 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, companies, and even new industries.