The Student Catalyst Fund is an opportunity for current Yale students to apply for up to $3,000 to take their business, project, or intervention to the next level. The ideal candidate should have a prototype or operational proof of concept and is invested in the long term success of their endeavor.
Please note: Your team must include at least one full-time Yale student who is enrolled in a degree-granting program at the university. Funding cannot be used to pay individuals for their time as a stipend, wage, to conduct research, or to pay for living expenses.
Applications are accepted at any time during the semester; if selected, applicants will be invited to present an informal pitch in front of the Tsai CITY leadership team. The Student Catalyst Fund shares a common application with the Student Innovation Fund, which offers grants of up to $500 to support early-stage ideas.