The 2018 Catalyst Fund application cycle is now closed. Check back with us in late 2018 for new information about the 2019 Catalyst Fund cycle.

Catalyst Proposal

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:
State the goal or purpose of the project:
  • 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 100,000

Terms of awards:
By uploading and submitting a proposal, the applicant organization agrees to:
  • Provide a final white paper, openly accessible under a Creative Commons attribution license, for sharing with the community on the LYRASIS website.
  • Present results via an in-person presentation at the 2018 LYRASIS Member Summit either directly or through a LYRASIS-approved representative.
  • 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 an appointed LYRASIS staff liaison during the course of the project, as mutually agreed-upon at the start of the project

Upload your idea as a PDF here:

  • Use the template to describe your proposal.
  • Follow these instructions and save your completed Idea as a PDF prior to upload. Only PDFs will be accepted.
  • Proposals longer than 2 pages will be not be accepted.