Catalyst Fund Proposal

  • Use the template to describe your proposal.
  • Follow these instructions and save your completed proposal as a PDF prior to upload. Only PDFs will be accepted.
  • Proposals longer than two pages will not be accepted.

Name of applicant organization:
Is your organization a member of LYRASIS?

  • Note that only LYRASIS members are eligible to apply to the Catalyst Fund.
    If you are unsure of your organization’s status, check the current list of LYRASIS members or contact Member Support.
First Name:
Last Name:
Title for the Proposal:
(max 150 characters)
Briefly state the goal or purpose of the project:
(max 500 characters)
  • Note that this statement will serve as a brief introduction to your proposal should it go forward to the Leaders Circle in the final selection phase.

Total amount requested:
  • Enter a value from 1 to 50,000

Terms of awards:
By uploading and submitting a proposal, the applicant organization agrees to:
  • Provide a final written report openly accessible under a Creative Commons attribution license, for sharing with the community on the LYRASIS website.
  • Present results in some other form, the Catalyst Fund Program Lead will work with recipients to plan this work.
  • Make available any software products created with Catalyst Funds on a royalty-free basis according to the terms of an open source license and in an open source repository (such as GitHub).
  • Be financially responsible and use the funds specifically for the project as approved.
  • Communicate and/or meet regularly with LYRASIS Catalyst Fund Program Lead during the grant period, as mutually agreed-upon at the start of the project

Upload your proposal as a PDF here:

After submission, a confirmation copy of the application will be sent immediately to the email address provided above.