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Faculty Research Funding

The Grand Challenges Program enables Princeton faculty to refocus their research and teaching to address critical problems in climate and energy, development, and health. To date, the Program has awarded more than $11.6 million funding 42 faculty-led projects to support new directions in their research and teaching and to forge strategic collaborations across disciplinary lines.

Funding priority is given to faculty proposals that demonstrate solid commitments to involving undergraduates in the research enterprise and to expanding the undergraduate curriculum to capture themes emerging from their Grand Challenges work.

Call for proposals typically occur in August and are awarded early in the fall. For additional information, please contact Stacey Christian, Grand Challenge’s business administration manager.

"Grand Challenges funds have helped build a multidisciplinary team that integrates undergraduate students in research labs and is contributing to advances in modeling that have important implications for climate and energy, development, and health."

Elie Bou-Zeid
Assistant Professor

"The opportunity to take my ideas from the classroom and the lab into the real world has been the most rewarding part of my experience as a Princeton faculty member."

Winston Soboyejo
Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering