Kavli Nanoscience Institute Launches KNI Catalyst Awards

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The Kavli Nanoscience Institute has established the Catalyst Award program to formally recognize community members who are advancing equity, inclusion and diversity across Caltech and STEM channels.

KNI Catalyst Awards

February 1, 2021

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute respects the individuals who compose our scientific community. We understand that diversity strengthens teams' abilities to solve complex challenges, and we seek to promote an environment of inclusivity where all persons are welcome and ideas are challenged with equal regard.

KNI Catalyst Awards to honor researchers in the Caltech community who demonstrate efforts to improve our campus environment and/or the broader scientific community.

The KNI Catalyst Awards recognize and highlight individual contributors or small teams who are considered change agents, community leaders, and/or allies to historically marginalized group(s) in STEM. KNI Catalyst Award candidates are nominated by their peers or advisors. A formal review committee will select the successful recipients. Awards come with a $1,000 prize to support the honoree/honorees’ continued efforts.

Learn more about the KNI Catalyst Award Program, along with the nomination form, here. This year's nominations are due by March 14, 2021. Winners will be announced in Spring 2021. For questions, please contact Tiffany Kimoto.