Catalyst Fund Proposal

  • 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 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

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?

First Name:
Last Name:
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.