Applications from early-career faculty in any academic or professional discipline at the university are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will not be eligible for subsequent Catalyst Awards.
Faculty may request up to $75,000, with an award term of award term of one to two years. Support may be used for PI salary, to hire graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or technicians, equipment, travel, and/or consumables. Applicants must describe a credible plan to make substantial progress toward their aims with one year of funding.
2019 applicants will select a start date between 7/1/2019 and 12/31/2019.
2019 awards will be announced in early June. It is expected that approximately 30 Catalyst Awards will be made this cycle. The 2019 RFA is the fifth annual cycle.
Applications will consist of five elements:
The review process will evaluate the academic potential of the applicant. The creativity and originality of the project and the academic impact of the work will also be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by a panel of distinguished faculty from across the institution.
Recipients will be part of a cohort and offered the chance for mentoring opportunities. In addition, there will be workshops and other training events throughout the year targeted to this cohort of awardees.
Recipients will submit final progress reports, including any completed work, reports of invention, and external funding applications/awards enabled by this funding. Recipients may also be asked to present their work at a Provost Research Symposium.