Scholary Fund

Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund (Up to $15,000)

Last updated: Feb 14, 2023

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Target: All Nationalities,

Award Value: Fully Funded,

Host Institution: Roddenberry Foundation


Open all year

Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund (Up to $15,000)The Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund is open to anyone at anywhere in the World who are looking for grants to fund an early-stage idea or project that addresses global challenges. The Catalyst Fund grants requests up to 15,000 USD to carry out projects and ideas. Interested persons are urged to send forward their applications now.

Program Details

Early Stage: The Catalyst Fund is geared towards small and/or early-stage ideas and projects that need a capital infusion to launch or prove viability. Catalyst awardees are typically piloting a program, venturing into new territory, on the cusp of launching, or pivoting in a new direction.

Big Ideas: The Catalyst Fund supports big ideas or projects that depart from the status quo and require to look at a problem and its solution in a new light. These big ideas have a high potential for impact across an entire community, city, or country. They tend to leverage existing infrastructure, build on partnerships (public and private), and improve on what’s already out there.

Bold Vision: The Catalyst Fund supports individuals whose vision for change is audacious. Catalyst awardees seek significant, long-term impact and have a vision for how to get there and what needs to get done. They are able to articulate how they plan to make the world better and why. Their vision inspires others and offers a glimpse of a better future.

See Also: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant (CAD $18,000)

Award Benefits

The Catalyst Fund makes grants between $2,500–$15,000 to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Fund, all applicants must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older at the time of submitting their application.
  • Submit an application in English.
  • Include completed responses to all required application questions.
  • Agree to all legal terms and conditions of the Catalyst Fund grant program.
  • Be able to legally receive grant funding.
  • Base proposals on the following criteria: Impact, Innovation, Original and Ecosystem.

Check Also: Fyssen Foundation Postdoctoral Grant, France

Application Procedure

Interested persons are required to complete an online application. There are no submission deadlines. Applications are accepted year-round.

Upon receiving funds, awardees have nine months to complete the activities outlined in their grant application

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