Catalyst Grants


Targeted investment for advancing collaborative science

Catalyst grants support activities that advance collaborative science by facilitating the development of new, collaborative science ideas; amplifying or enhancing existing collaborative research; or synthesizing NERRS monitoring data for a regional or national application. All proposals must adopt an end user-driven approach and be developed in collaboration with reserve partners to ensure the project meets a current reserve management need. Applicants may draw on both the social sciences and physical/natural sciences to meet the goals of this RFP. To learn more about recent projects browse the project catalog: Catalyst Projects.

Catalyst Grants

Catalyst grants support one-year projects with awards ranging from $75,000 - $200,000. The Science Collaborative announced projects recommended for funding from the 2020 call for catalyst proposals (see: announcement). We anticipate releasing another request for catalyst proposals in fall of 2022. The 2020 RFP and application materials are provided here as references. 

Download the RFP: 2020 Request for Catalyst Proposals

References and Templates for Proposals:

Q&A about RFP

Additional Proposal Development Resources:

Questions about this funding opportunity can be directed to:
Phone: Maeghan Brass (734-763-0727)