Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations


A Message from CEFR

As we all grapple with this unprecedented time of global uncertainty and distress, the Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team continues to support Princeton researchers and external collaborators to advance science and discovery.

We are particularly grateful and proud to see so many Princeton partners — companies, foundations, government and fellow higher ed institutions – react quickly to bring their resources to bear on COVID-19. Also, thank you to everyone who has offered flexibility and support during the shutdown of our campus and research labs and the initiation of online instruction of students.

As you would expect, Princeton researchers are working determinedly to confront this crisis, including by spinning up rapid research projects and research funding, donating and manufacturing equipment, and applying the knowledge and ingenuity of our University leadership and faculty to multiple dimensions of the pandemic.  

Although CEFR is working remotely, we are eager to help in whatever way we can to strengthen collaborations. If you have an idea or need help to work through issues with existing, new or future projects -- related or unrelated to COVID-19 --  please reach out to the CEFR team so we can assist you.

And, of course, we continue to distribute timely funding opportunities via email to researchers, as well as via posts to our website

You are all in our thoughts and we wish for the health and well-being of you and your loved ones. Please let us know how we can help.

Warm regards,
Coleen Burrus, Director

Research-Specific Updates

3/28: Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti announces University funding for COVID-19 research. Proposals were due 11pm, Sunday, April 5. 

3/21: Shut down of "non-essential" on-campus research activities. To read more and for a full list of resources for the Princeton research community.

3/15: Princeton Research Operation FAQs: The Dean for Research and the Office of Research Project Administration have posted FAQs related to the impact of COVID-19 on Princeton research operations. If you have any questions, please reach out to your contact on the CEFR team or CEFR Director Coleen Burrus.

Princeton University COVID-19 Updates

Princeton University is actively monitoring the situation around coronavirus (Covid-19) and the evolving guidance from government and health authorities, in keeping with our commitment to ensure the health and safety of all members of the University community. The latest University guidance, a resource list and news is available on the University’s COVID19: Coronavirus website.

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What We Do

The Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations team builds collaborations with companies and foundations to support strategic, catalytic, and capacity-building programs and research across all academic areas.  CEFR is part of the Office of the Dean for Research. Contact us.

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L-R: Benjamin Kim; Vineeta Bhardwaj; Kelly Freidenfelds; Michael Hodges; Tracy Meyer; Coleen Burrus, Director; Richard (Chip) Hay Jr.; Jessica Pilotti; Spencer Reynolds; Rajiv Hota; Jill Jahn; Dean R. Edelman. (Photo credit: David Kelly Crow)

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