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energyCatalyst Grants


By augmenting curriculum with experts and experiences, TomKat energyCatalyst Grants aim to cultivate interdisciplinary thinking and introduce or deepen students’ knowledge around sustainable energy concepts. TomKat energyCatalyst Grants can be used to support class trips; bring in guest lecturers; purchase materials for demonstrations or projects; and support student led research. Examples of successful grant applications might include taking a class on an industry site visit; inviting an industry expert or guest researcher to give a lecture; or purchasing materials to demonstrate and study a technology concept. Funding is limited to $1500 per quarter.


These grants are available to faculty, academic staff members, and students in any department or school. Instructors or students may apply for up to $1,500 per course per quarter. Approved expenses must adhere to all of Stanford University’s administrative guidelines and policies for payments and reimbursements.


A brief report including how the grant was used and benefited the course, student, or community must be submitted. Submission of photos and other documentation showing how the grants were used is also encouraged.


Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the school year. We encourage applicants to submit for funding as early as possible. However, requests can be made at any time during the year. Please allow up to two weeks for the review committee to process your request.

Please submit your completed application to Danica Sarlya at Funds are limited; apply early.

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