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Catalyzer Research Grant Program

The Catalyzer Research Grant provides bridge funding to help researchers to position their R&D proposals competitively prior to the submission, or resubmission, to private or federal agencies. This grant is currently open and details are below.

A grant that will help you strengthen your research and increase your probabilities of success in securing federal funding

The Research Grants Program provided an info-session about our Catalyzer Research Grant. This grant focuses on the following areas:

The Catalyzer Research Grant Program (CRG) (previously known as the Small Research Grant Program) aims to help local researchers increase their probabilities of success in securing federal funding for their research and development activities. It is well acknowledged by scientists that R&D funding in Puerto Rico could be significantly increased if local researchers are provided with adequate resources that enabled them to arrive at critical milestones in their research endeavors. In particular, the CRG will provide bridge funding to help researchers to position their R&D proposals competitively prior to the submission, or resubmission, to private or federal agencies.

  • Junior faculty (within their first five years of their faculty appointment) with a competitive publication record, seeking to secure their first grants*
  • Principal Investigators (PI’s) with a successful track record of securing funding in their primary research topic, but now embarking in a new research topic and seeking to secure a grant*
  • PI’s that applied for highly competitive federal funding*, that had their proposal favorably reviewed, but fell short of being funded. In this case, the PI should provide a copy of the evaluated proposal and the evaluations.

CRG Info Session Presentation – January 12th, 2022



Here are some important dates for this year’s cycle:

  • LOI Opens: January 14, 2022
  • LOI Due: February 14, 2022
  • Invitation for Full Proposal: March 2022

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