The Foundation's emphasis is on mixed-signal integrated circuit design and analysis
Catalyst Foundation encourages cross-disciplinary research
Fusion of scientific and engineering research
Many of those students supported by the Foundation have become world leading researchers in top-tier universities
More than 25 excellent projects have been supported
Decompartmentalization of scientific and engineering research
Established on November 4, 1992 under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code in the State of Texas
Nurturing collaborative research in higher education
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.
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.