Amazon Catalyst is an award program that helps UW students, staff, and faculty launch their big ideas with social impact. It’s open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses. Previous rounds of Catalyst have accepted ideas on any topic, but this round of Catalyst focuses on the specific themes of urban transportation and computational social science.

Offered through a collaboration between Amazon and UW CoMotion, Amazon Catalyst awards up to $10,000. Winners join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems.

The application is straightforward and simple – just 20 questions. Got a big idea that could change the world? Got a small idea that could have a huge impact? Apply for an Amazon Catalyst award.