Small Seed Grants Program

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CITRIS at UC Davis, the Blum Center for Developing Economies, the Center for Regional Change, and the Institute for Social Sciences are announcing its inaugural small seed grants competition to support pilot projects that promote social good, foster collaboration across disciplines within UC Davis, and enable outreach with community organizations. We are soliciting proposals for pilot projects that promote social good through both technological as well as systems development advances to support healthy, sustainable, prosperous, and equitable livelihoods within underserved communities in the United States and abroad.

Projects that use online tools, including social media, mapping interfaces, and websites to enhance public engagement in cultural, political, social, and economic issues are encouraged, as well as innovative business, marketing and development applications. Proposals will be accepted in one or more of the following areas: field testing; market research and impact or life cycle cost/benefit analysis; assessment of financial viability; and/or development of innovative technological solutions, product or system designs that demonstrate effectiveness in promoting social good and have the potential for scale‐up. Projects need not encompass all of these components, and projects devoted to developing new solutions, technologies and/or advancing fundamental knowledge essential to sustainable practices are encouraged.

Deadline to apply for up to $5K in funding is June 1. Want to learn more about the Tech for Social Good grant? Or want to find a collaborator? Register for an info session and matchmaking workshop on Thurs., May 19 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm (Room Located TBD, UC Davis Campus):