Request for Proposals

The Office of the Chancellor and the Office of Research and Economic Development have committed $40 million toward the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition. Up to $10 million is available for allocation each year in 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025. The 2024 request for proposals was released Sept. 29, 2023.

Download the 2024 request for proposals.

Two types of support are available through the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition:

All proposals submitted to the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition must be goal-driven. Project goals must be specific, measurable, aspirational (for planning grant proposals) or audacious (for catalyst award proposals), resourced, and time-bound. Project goals also must be bold and catalytic. Proposals must not be aimed at incremental advancement of existing work.

For additional information about the Grand Challenges Catalyst Competition, contact: