Catalyst Award Program

Catalyst Award Program

Catalyst Award Recipients

Note: Instructions have been updated as of 01/05/2023

The Pittsburgh Center for Evolutionary Biology and Medicine (CEBaM) is pleased to announce its Catalyst Award Program. The Mission of the Center is to advance the fields of evolutionary biology and medicine by catalyzing research at their interface. The Center serves to cultivate educational and scientific collaborations between evolutionary biologists and biomedical researchers.

The Catalyst Program provides funding to PhD students and postdoctoral scholars (hereafter called trainees) at the University of Pittsburgh to perform research at the interface of evolutionary biology and medicine. We encourage applications designed to generate preliminary data that can be used for the basis of future grants.

The grant provides up to $10,000 over one year to one trainee for salary and/or supplies. This year, we are also allowing two trainees to apply together on one application for a total of $15,000 to be split in whatever manner they desire for salary and/or supplies.

Applications are due on March 3, 2023, submitted to, with an award start as early as July 1, 2023.

For more information, please email or visit

CEBaM 2023 Catalyst Program Application

CEBaM 2023 Catalyst Program Instructions

CEBaM 2023 Catalyst Program Poster

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For inquiries, please contact Kristie Bowman
 Phone: (412) 648-4058

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