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Amazon Catalyst Funding Opportunity

Last year, the University of Washington teamed up with Amazon to create the Amazon Catalyst Fund – a new type of program that is helping UW students, faculty, and staff launch their big ideas. The program is open to all members of UW-Seattle, UW-Bothell, and UW-Tacoma, and provides mentorship, community, and funding of up to $100,000 per project.

To date the program has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to individuals and teams working in a variety of areas, ranging from healthcare, transportation, environmental science, communications, manufacturing, and education. Our first year was a great success, and after a few exciting changes to the program, we’re hoping the second year of the program will see even more applications and, in turn, even more grant winners. For example, in addition to streamlining the contracting process, we have created a new quarterly application cycle. This means that applications will be reviewed more quickly, and funding will be given out more quickly as well. This quarter’s deadline is November 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST.

Have we got your attention? Just go to for more information, and to fill out the 20-question application. Alternatively, you can speak to us in person at our Meet and Greet on November 10 from 6:30-7:30 pm at HUB 106:

Email if you have any questions.