Amazon and CoMotion at the University of Washington have teamed up to create Amazon Catalyst, a program that helps students, faculty, and staff launch big ideas that aim to solve real-world problems at large scale and make a positive social impact. Amazon Catalyst is not a research fund. It’s a project fund to finance meaningful solutions. Applicants can receive awards up to $10,000 for projects lasting up to six months. Successful grant recipients become “Amazon Catalyst Fellows,” joining our community of innovators. All members of the university are encouraged to apply, including students, faculty, and staff from Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and from all disciplines, including social sciences, humanities, arts, sciences, and engineering. Examples of ideas launched by Amazon Catalyst Fellows include an earthquake early warning system, ShakeAlert, silica-based molecule filtration, Membrion, a social program that dissolves stereotypes, KUOW’s popular “Ask a _” series, air-purifying plants, and self-driving bikes. The application process is simple and straightforward and is 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.