Cross-Disciplinary Research Grants and Funding

Bridging science and electrical engineering through cross-disciplinary university-level research


The Catalyst Foundation Mission

The Catalyst Foundation mission is to foster cross-disciplinary doctoral level university research in the scientific and engineering fields. It fosters research projects in which at least one discipline is related to analog or mixed analog/digital integrated circuit design and analysis.

Foundation News

Prof. Jan Van der Spiegel and Prof. Tomothy Lucas of University of Pennsylvania have been awarded 2015 Supplemental Funding.
The 2014 Newsletter has been published.
Prof. Byunghoo Jung and Prof. Babak Ziaie of Purdue University have been awarded 2014 Multi-Year Project.
Catalyst Foundation was introduced at 2014 IEEE CICC.
Prof. Donhee Ham and Prof. Hongkun Park of Harvard University have been awarded 2014 Multi-Year Project.

Call for Proposals

THE CATALYST FOUNDATION invites proposals for a Supplementary Funding of Cross-Disciplinary Research Projects in which at least one discipline is related to analog/digital integrated circuit design and analysis.
This year’s theme is “Interface to physical world; sensor or MEMS.”
Deadline for proposal submission: December 1, 2015.
See "Call for Proposals" page for more details.

How to Apply

The research support provided by the Foundation is in the form of grants. Collaborations by multiple universities are encouraged. Proposals must be prepared by university professors and must be submitted by the grant office of the corresponding university that leads the project.