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Catalyst Fund Proposal
to describe your proposal.
and save your completed Idea as a PDF prior to upload. Only PDFs will be accepted.
Proposals longer than 2 pages will not be accepted.
Name of applicant organization:
Is your organization a member of Lyrasis?
Any Lyrasis member can apply.
If you are not a Lyrasis member, but are a customer of The Palace Project, BiblioBoard or the Indie Author Project, you are invited to apply with only one requirement: you must meet with the Catalyst Fund team at Lyrasis to discuss your proposal before applying.
If you are unsure of your organization’s status, contact Member Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are not a Lyrasis member, but Is your institution a customer of The Palace Project, BiblioBoard or the Indie Author Project?
Have you scheduled your meeting with the Catalyst Fund team yet?
Title for the Proposal:
(max 150 characters)
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 full membership for a final vote.
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.
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