Catalyst Fund

The goal of the Catalyst Fund is to enhance areas of research excellence that are of strategic importance to the University by giving scholars an opportunity to accelerate their research programs.

Ten awards will be allocated, in the amount of $25,000 with a funding period of two years. A minimum of six of the awards will be allocated to Early Career Researchers (ECRs), defined as those who are within 10 years of their first academic appointment. Applicants must hold Tri-Council funding or have applied for Tri-Council funding within the last two years of the full application due date.


Notice of Intent: March 31, 2021
Applications: June 1, 2021

Notice of Intent

Due: March 31, 2021


View Notice of Intent

Application Form

Due:  June 1, 2021

View Application Form (PDF 1.8 MB)