Jennifer Speed

Research Development Strategist
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Jennifer provides strategic proposal development support on multi-investigator, interdisciplinary grant applications to federal funding agencies. She also contributes to other research development initiatives on behalf of the Office of the Dean for Research. Prior to joining Princeton in 2020, Jennifer was Director of Extramural Funding and Strategic Resource Development, and Research Professor of Religious Studies, at the University of Dayton.  She has a wide background in supporting investigators from all disciplines and levels of experience, and has served as reviewer for private and federal sponsors, including NSF. Jennifer received her doctorate in medieval history from Fordham University. She is a Fulbright Scholar (Spain) and has served as co-Project Director of two NEH grants.


Areas of Responsibility

  • Capacity Building Workshops and Panels
  • Early Career Faculty Support
  • Humanities Accelerator
  • Innovation Funds (Collaborations Between Artists and Scientists or Engineers, New Ideas in the Humanities, New Ideas in the Social Sciences)
  • Large-Scale, Collaborative Federal Proposals
  • Research Development

Committees and Service