Grants for
Neurodiverse Individuals

BECOME A CATALYST
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The Rad Lab awards molecular grants to neurodiverse individuals each year who demonstrate leadership and inspire others through their actions.

This year, we will award grants of $250 to individuals, ages 18+,
who are taking important steps to live more independently.

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MEET THE 2022 CATALYSTS

catalyst
noun
\ ˈka-tə-ləst \

an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action.
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary

AWARDING GRANT MONEY

Winners will be announced June 1, 2022 for 10 applicants from California and 10 applicants from Pennsylvania.

IF AWARDED GRANT MONEY:

Each catalyst will be asked to post on social media and tag
The Rad Lab and share a photo of how this award helped them become more independent. 

1

Prepare

Be ready to answer the following:

  • Why do you want to become a catalyst?
    What attributes do you have that make you a "radical collaborator?"

  • If you were awarded $250, briefly explain how you would spend it to inspire a positive change for yourself or other neurodiverse individuals?

You will be asked to share:

  • Photo of yourself

  • Your Social Media Links

2

Fill out the application

3

Complete an interview

If selected, The Rad Lab will contact you to schedule an interview with you via Zoom starting May 1, 2022.

APPLY TO BECOME A CATALYST
Nominate yourself or another neurodiverse individual, age 18+, residing in California or Pennsylvania.
Applications will be accepted between January 1, 2022 and March 15, 2022.

Examples of Catalysts include:

  • Moving out of their parent(s)/family home
    and into a more independent setting

     
  • Taking steps to be more independent when needing transportation
    (i.e, learning to drive, learning to use public transportation, learning to use riding apps)

     
  • Enrolling in a vocational school, college,
    or program to further career goals

     
  • Initiating social plans independently
     
  • Registering to vote, and voting
     
  • Earning their first paycheck
     
  • Opening a bank account

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED
Check back for when the 2023 application period opens.