Call for Proposals


25th Anniversary Multi-Year Project




invites proposals for a multi-year funding

that focuses on cross-disciplinary research projects involving



The goal of this funding is to contribute to the fusion of scientific and engineering research. To provide a concrete paradigm, it fosters university cross-disciplinary research projects in which at least one discipline is related to mixed analog-digital integrated circuit design and analysis. Preference is given to projects that help diffuse such work geographically. The research support provided by the Foundation is in the form of grants.


Only proposals for genuinely cross-disciplinary work will be considered for funding. The proposals must normally be submitted jointly by multiple university investigators, with two being optimum, each working in a different discipline.  Under exceptional circumstances, a proposal submitted by only one investigator who wants to venture into a discipline different from his or her own may be considered. In either case, one of the disciplines involved must be related to mixed analog-digital integrated circuit design and analysis, with this discipline enhancing, or being enhanced by, the other discipline(s) involved. The emphasis of the grants is on doctoral student support, with some limited funds also available for equipment and miscellaneous expenses, travel, and conference attendance.


In response to several requests, we announce that the deadline for proposal submission has been extended to Monday, November 13th.

Deadline for proposal submission: November 13, 2017


Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2018 (Estimated)


Submission requirements:

Electronic submission of proposal is required. File format should be PDF.  Submit proposals by email to  Please also include electronic fund transfer information if possible.   The guideline for submission can be obtained in


For more information:

Please refer to the Catalyst Foundation website, for insight into the types of projects that have received funding from the Catalyst Foundation previously.

PDF version of the Call for Proposal