Investing in STEM

The STEM Catalyst Initiative was created to invest in and support faculty and student STEM research at the University of Dayton.

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Catalyzing STEM Research

The University of Dayton's new STEM Catalyst grant program is funding eight faculty and student research projects this summer that aspire to help address societal and public health issues - supporting the institution's goal to become "The University for the Common Good."


Controlling Insect Communities

University of Dayton insect ecologist Chelse Prather is "rewriting the textbook" about the role certain minerals might play in controlling grasshopper and other insect populations under a $346,500 National Science Foundation grant.


STEM Catalyst Grants

The University of Dayton launched a new initiative to invest in and support faculty and student research across the sciences, engineering and mathematics at the University.

Request for Proposals

Applications are currently invited for the second STEM Catalyst Grant cycle, a highly competitive research grant program across the sciences, engineering and mathematics, offered through a collaborative effort of the College of Arts and Sciences, Hanley Sustainability Institute, and School of Engineering. The program is providing up to $500,000 in total funding over two years to broadly support research across STEM fields.

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Fostering Collaborative Research