The Midwestern State University Catalyst Grants program is intended to support faculty with minimal grants experience as they prepare and submit a research grant proposal to an external funding agency. The program provides grants-focused professional development opportunities, one-on-one coaching and editing, and incentive funds for timely and successful submission of a grant proposal. Previous recipients of intramural grants are encouraged to apply for Catalyst funds when their research is developed to a level that would justify support from external agencies, though having been awarded an intramural grant is not a requirement for this program.

Catalyst Grants are competitive, and awards made are contingent on the availability of funds as well as the quality and quantity of applications received.

New Investigator Catalyst Grants - 2022-2023
Deadlines and Contact Information
  • Deadline for Application: November 7, 2022 by 5 p.m., using the submission web form
    • Note: You must log in to access the survey using your MSU faculty email address ( and current password.
    • Confirmation emails may be captured by MSU’s spam system. You can also download a copy of your responses
  • Award Notification: December 1, 2022
  • Award Period: December 1, 2022-August 31, 2023
  • Contact Information: Email Brittany Norman at with any questions.
Request for Proposals and Application Materials: