Innovation Funding

New projects funded by the Dean for Research Innovation Funds in 2022
Sept. 30, 2022

Several new projects have been selected to receive the 2022 Dean for Research Innovation Funds, which spur explorations of bold new ideas and collaborations.

Quantum science, particle physics and nanoscale motors awarded support from Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Tech Fund
May 11, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

New quantum materials that promise to propel the communications of the future, an AI-driven search to uncover the fundamental laws of physics, and a project to build biomolecular motors have been selected for funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

The three projects, led by faculty teams from across…

Three innovative projects selected to receive funding from the Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund
May 11, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Three research endeavors aimed at fundamental challenges in health, information technology and water conservation have been selected for funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

The funding will support…

Princeton accelerates innovation through funding of six technologies with potential for societal impact
Feb. 17, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Six research discoveries with the potential to provide benefit to society have been awarded funding from the University's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund, which aims to speed the development of innovative projects into real-world applications.

Schmidt fund awarded to two transformative bioengineering projects
June 10, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Two research initiatives that aspire to engineer new biomaterials for unmet medical and research needs have been awarded funding through the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund.

The awards will go to cross-disciplinary…

Innovative ideas selected for Dean for Research funding
May 28, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A wide-ranging collection of new research projects from disciplines across campus have been selected to receive Princeton funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.

The funding program encourages ideas and collaborations that push the boundaries…

Forensic engineering preserves art treasures by saving historic buildings
May 21, 2019
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Written by Amelia Herb, Office of Engineering Communications

Italian Renaissance frescos of the gods and goddesses of air, water, fire and earth enliven the ceiling and four walls of the Room of the Elements in Florence’s famed Palazzo Vecchio, but without structural engineers’ work to preserve such historic buildings, the world could eventually lose these masterpieces.

Art such as frescos and…

Five projects will explore sustainability using the Princeton campus as a laboratory
May 8, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Research projects that explore energy-saving technologies, sustainable farming and resource reuse have been selected to receive Dean for Research Innovation Funds for the Campus as a Lab.

The five projects will be conducted with the University’s grounds as the…

Innovative ideas in the social sciences awarded Dean for Research funding
April 18, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Projects that explore the role of online video platforms in generating partisan "information bubbles" and address gender-based violence in India have been chosen to receive grants from the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Social Sciences.
New ideas in the humanities awarded Dean for Research funding
April 18, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
The translation into English of a major work of African literature and an exploration into the lives of writers and artists through their book-borrowing habits in 1920-30s Paris have been chosen to receive support from the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.