Innovation Funding

Princeton offers funding for innovation through various programs. Three such funds are available through the Office of the Dean for Research:

Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund

The program awards funding to Princeton investigators with the goal of fostering and advancing the development of promising technologies from University labs into the global marketplace, for utilization in the public interest.

Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund

This fund supports the invention or implementation of entirely new technologies that will have a major impact on a field of research or to acquire a piece of equipment or an enabling technology that will change the direction of research in a field.

Dean for Research Innovation Funds

This series of competitive innovation funds encourages bold new ideas involving the use of the campus as a lab, research in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, collaboration between artists and scientists or engineers, and new partnerships with industry.