Resources for Faculty & Staff
Princeton University manages approximately one-quarter of a billion dollars of sponsored research funding annually, which supports research programs at Princeton and at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Numerous resources exist to help members of the University research community identify funding opportunities from a variety of potential sponsors, including corporations, foundations and government agencies. Read more.
Grant writing and proposal development support are provided by several offices at Princeton, including Corporate and Foundation Relations and the Office of Research and Project Administration. Resources for proposal development, designed to assist researchers through the grant writing and application process, are available from these offices as well as from external organizations and sponsors. Read more.
Strategic Proposal Support
Large-scale, interdisciplinary proposals require not only strong scientific leadership, but also substantial strategic and organizational support to pull together the myriad components of such proposals effectively. To be most impactful, this type of support should be engaged early on, from the earliest conceptual stages of formulating ideas and identifying the research team, through the final stages of editing and preparing the proposal for submission. The Office of the Dean for Research offers strategic proposal development support for complex, interdisciplinary/multi-investigator grant proposals submitted to federal funding agencies. Read more.
From high-performance computing to electron microscopy, Princeton University provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Many of these research facilities are accessible for use by faculty members and staff from any department or discipline. These facilities are run by professional staff and several of them offer training courses for students, research staff and faculty. Read more.
The University is deeply commited to the advancement, preservation and dissemination of knowledge, and to the advancement and protection of the public interest and welfare. In keeping with this commitment, a number of committees and processes are in place at Princeton to ensure that all research is conducted in an ethical and responsible manner in compliance with University policies and all federal, state and sponsor regulations. Read more.
Training & Education
There are numerous training resources for researchers and research administrators at Princeton, which support the University's mission to create, transmit and preserve knowledge while protecting and serving the public interest. These include laboratory safety training for all individuals who work in laboratory environments; specialized training programs for all faculty, staff and students who work with human subjects and laboratory animals; and Web-based and on-site programs on a variety of sponsored research topics for department administrators. Read more.
The research enterprise at Princeton is committed to serving the public good and to upholding the highest standards of ethical behavior in all University research endeavors. In recognition of this commitment, a variety of policies exist to govern the Princeton research community. These policies cover a range of topics, including conflict of interest, misconduct in research and intellectual property. In governing Princeton's research community, the University recognizes that Princeton's responsibility and accountability extends to numerous stakeholders within the University community and beyond, including government authorities, sponsors, donors and the general public, all of whom have vested trust and resources in Princeton's research endeavors. Read more.