DFR Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences

Five new projects in the natural sciences receive Dean for Research Innovation funding
July 21, 2021
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

The Dean for Research Fund for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences supports the exploration of highly promising ideas that are at an early stage and need additional investigation prior to becoming the basis of a proposal for funding to an external agency that sponsors research. Five projects have been selected for funding this year:

Natural sciences projects receive Dean for Research Innovation awards
June 8, 2020
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
New ideas in the natural sciences

The fund supports the exploration of new concepts that require additional study or experiments before they are ready to become the basis of a competitive proposal to a funding agency. 

Finding novel antimicrobials by studying marsupials

Innovative ideas in the natural sciences receive Dean for Research funding
May 24, 2019
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

Three early-stage research projects with the potential to address significant scientific questions have been selected to receive funding through the Dean for Research Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences.

One of the projects aims to apply a…

Dean for Research awards emphasize innovation in the natural sciences
March 23, 2018
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
Innovation Fund for New Ideas in the Natural Sciences

This initiative supports the exploration of new concepts and ideas that are at an early stage and may not be ready for forming the basis of a competitive proposal submitted to a funding agency.

Putting light to work for advanced technologies

Awards go to highly exploratory projects in the natural sciences
March 22, 2017
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A number of innovative research projects ranging from the sciences to the arts and engineering have been granted funding through Princeton's Office of the Dean for Research.

Each year, the Dean for Research Innovation Fund gives support for exploratory research projects that might…

Funds enable bold and creative new projects in the natural sciences
April 20, 2016
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
New ideas in the natural sciences

A forensic approach to the study of food webs: Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Robert Pringle and his team will sequence DNA fragments in fecal samples of free…

Innovation funds awarded to support natural sciences research
Feb. 24, 2015
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research
New ideas in the natural sciences

Garnet Chan, the A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Chemistry, and Gregory Scholes, the William S. Tod…

Funding awards inspire bold directions in the natural sciences
March 4, 2014
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Written by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research

A new initiative to encourage bold and creative research at Princeton University is poised to bear fruit: The first annual Dean for Research Innovation Funds have been awarded to a group of projects that push the boundaries of research in the natural sciences.