Funding Opportunities

Research Funding

The Office of the Dean for Research provides funding to support the University’s thriving research community in ways that complement and supplement traditional funding sources. These internal funding sources include:

Fund Your Startup

The Faculty New Ventures Assistance Fund was set up in 2016, following a recommendation of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee, to provide assistance to Faculty and Staff considering a startup company as a mechanism for translating their academic research. The Fund provides up to $15,000 of support for the entrepreneurial activities of Princeton researchers in a number of areas key to successful new venture formation, such as market research and analysis, business plan writing, team building, and financial or legal administration. Faculty are encouraged to discuss proposal ideas with OTL prior to submission - please contact Tony Williams, New Ventures Associate, to learn more.

The OTL has built relationships with a number of angels and early stage investment groups who are looking to invest in Princeton startups at the seed, or even pre-seed stage, and we are happy to provide introductions as needed. These groups include:

Funding Success Stories

Projects that blaze new trails in research will receive Dean for Research Innovation funding
July 21, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
3D Printing Startup's Tech Emerged from a Solution to the Age-old Challenge of Packing Spheres
March 10, 2021
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Written by Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry
From lab to everyday life: Princeton accelerator fund supports promising innovations
March 5, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Nereid Therapeutics: A new startup takes on challenges in cancer, brain diseases
Nov. 17, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella
Princeton announces new programs to expand innovation and entrepreneurship for societal benefit at Engage 2020 conference
Nov. 16, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Princeton IP accelerator funding awarded to seven promising technologies
Feb. 6, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research