Graham Sustainability Institute

Catalyst Grants

The FY2019 Fall Catalyst cycle is now open


Catalyst Grants are offered in the fall and winter for short-term, small-scale projects that either support collaborative sustainability research planning and partnership development, or enhance the real-world application of sustainability research.

These grants are intended to help better define an issue or decision maker needs, gather resources, develop partnerships, and determine next steps. They can also be used to extend and apply existing research by developing outputs that support decision-making or action.

How to Apply

U-M faculty from the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses are eligible to serve as Principal Investigator (PI). Submit materials through the online application system accessible via the "Apply" link on this webpage, and provide all elements described in the Catalyst Grant Request for Proposals (RFP).

Key Dates
  • October 8, 2018 Letter of intent deadline (required)
  • November 12, 2018 - Proposal deadline
  • Late December 2018 - Award announcment
Proposal Documents

Learn More

Catalyst Grant Informational Webinar
Join us for an informational webinar that will  highlight changes to the Catalyst Grants, answer your questions, and discuss other Graham services available to support collaborative research.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2017 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

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