The Dean for Research, in conjunction with Corporate and Foundation Relations, Technology Licensing, and Research and Project Administration, assists the University’s research community with the solicitation, negotiation and management of sponsored research funding and gifts from external sources. The University's research administration reports on sponsored research at Princeton in the Annual Report of the University Research Board and the Office of Research and Project Administration.
For more information about sponsored research funding and gifts, see Funding Resources for Faculty and Staff.
The Dean for Research administers special funds to support the University’s thriving research community in ways that complement and supplement traditional funding sources.
- The Dean for Research Innovation Funds encourage bold research in the natural sciences, collaboration between artists and scientists or engineers, and new partnerships with industry.
- The Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund supports the advancement of science and engineering through the development and use of entirely new technologies.
- The Bridge Fund supports key research staff members during critical gaps in extramural funding.
- The Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which is administered by Technology Licensing, supports the advancement of proof-of-concept, prototyping, data collection, and other research and development activities for a technology or invention with commercialization potential.