Funding for U-M faculty to address critical sustainability challenges by developing new, user-driven, collaborative research ideas or translating existing research for real-world application.
Sustainability catalyst grants fund projects aimed to safeguard our planet's life-support systems and enhance well-being for present and future generations. Projects include environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability. Grants provide up to $10,000 over eight months to develop new, user-driven, collaborative research ideas or to translate existing research for real-world application.
Catalyst grant projects identify, engage, and are responsive to the interests and needs of partners outside the university positioned to apply project outputs in real-world decision-making and practice. In addition, all catalyst grant projects bring together a strong team representing faculty from multiple disciplines and at least two U-M academic or research units.