Amazon Catalyst Grants

Winter Quarter Application Deadline:  March 26, 2017

Amazon Catalyst is a new collaboration with the University of Washington whose mission is to seek out and fund bold and risky projects proposed by members of the university community. Amazon Catalyst is NOT a research fund and is not appropriate for basic research. Rather, it is a “project fund”: proposals must address a visible problem in the world and must present a practical solution to that problem. We’re looking for solutions to problems that you have or you see experienced by others. Preference will be given to big, super-creative projects that specify milestones that can be achieved reasonably in the time frame and budget of a grant. No prior data is needed – early stage projects are fine. You can review the evaluation criteria here for details about how we evaluate proposals. You can read about the past winners here to learn more about projects that we have funded.

Grants are awarded for up to $100,000 for projects lasting from 3-18 months, and successful applicants are given the title “Amazon Catalyst Fellow.” All members of the university community are eligible to apply, including students, faculty, and staff from all disciplines, including the humanities, arts, sciences, and engineering.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.