CROSS Call for Proposals

The Center for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) is seeking proposals for new research projects to be reviewed at the Fall 2020 CROSS Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) meeting.

Proposals are due on September 14. If your proposal is shortlisted, you will be invited to make a 10-15 minute presentation to the CROSS IAB and Advisory Committee on October 5.  

The full Call for Proposals is available on the CROSS website at and gives more details about how to apply, the criteria for selection, and a list of suggested topics.

UCSC faculty and PhD students who will have completed their class work by the end of Fall 2020 are encouraged to propose research projects. Funding for selected research projects cover the costs for one graduate student researcher (GSR) position. Research projects should raise a fundamental research question and open a plausible path to open source software that would be widely adopted.  

Recent PhD graduates from any university are welcome to propose incubator projects. Selected incubator projects fund one post-doc position. The proposal should show strong evidence that the open-source software project would meet with great interest by at least one well-established open-source software community.

Contact Stephanie Lieggi ( if you have any questions about this Call or the submission process.