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 and the Recovery Act Awards website, which includes descriptions of more than 60 projects at Princeton funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Additionally, the Dean for Research administers two special funds to support the University’s thriving research community in ways that complement and supplement traditional funding sources.
- The Bridge Fund supports key research staff members during critical gaps in extramural funding.
- 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 Office of Technology Licensing administers another special fund to support the University’s early stage innovations such that they become more commercially attractive.
- The Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund supports the advancement of proof-of-concept, prototyping, data collection, and other research and development activities for a technology or invention that was previously disclosed to the Office of Technology Licensing. Contact the Office of Technology Licensing for more information.