Princeton offers funding opportunities for innovative research projects that have the potential to benefit society. The University also offers awards to recognize the role of innovation in broadening the impact of research and scholarship.
IP Accelerator Fund
The Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund offers faculty the resources needed to narrow the gap between early-stage research and opportunities that are attractive for investment.
Distinguished Innovation Award
The Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation recognizes an innovation led by a Princeton faculty member addressing a critical challenge or opportunity of importance to society.
Opportunities for funding
Encourages bold new ideas that push the boundaries of knowledge and have high potential for impact.
Supports the invention or implementation of entirely new technologies that will have a major impact on a field of research.
Awards funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of promising technologies.
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Opportunities for recognition
Recognizes an innovation that addresses a critical challenge or opportunity of importance to society.
Celebrates the value of entrepreneurship and innovation across the Princeton community and to emphasize the University’s commitment to Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way.
Offers the opportunity to showcase Princeton research with the potential for broader application outside the University at an annual pitch competition hosted by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
We Can Help
As vice dean for innovation, Craig B. Arnold leads the Princeton Innovation initiative and oversees the University’s efforts to grow Princeton’s culture of innovation across disciplines. The role aims to strengthen the University’s capacity to engage with entrepreneurs, alumni, industry, technology investors and other potential partners.
Princeton Innovation Partners
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Find out how the Office of the Dean for Research supports Princeton's world-class research and innovation through external and internal resources.
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Build collaborations between Princeton faculty and industry to support strategic, catalytic and capacity-building programs and research and advance innovation.
Discover ways to engage with and strengthen Princeton’s entrepreneurial ecosystem through educational programming, mentoring and funding.
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Empower your graduate student experience through the development of skills in innovation and entrepreneurship.