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Student Catalyst Fund

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 until April 30th, 2021; 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.

Want to take a look at the application before you dive in? Download a PDF version.

Tsai CITY Funding Application.pdf