Funding Opportunities

An initial step in obtaining funding for research and special projects is to identify appropriate sponsors and opportunities. This section provides an overview of the various types of funding generally available to Princeton faculty projects, as well as a listing of currently active calls for funding proposals (i.e., "Requests for Proposals." (RFPs))

But you don't have to go through this funding process alone: CEFR can work with you every step along the way, including helping to identify your "best-fit" funding options, providing advice on multiple types of sources and helping you prepare and submit proposals through the University's and funder's process.

Contact our CEFR team. We look forward to working with you!

  • Requests for Proposals

    A variety of funding resources are available to members of the University research community.  Here are highlights of select opportunities that...

  • Dean for Research Innovation Funds

    The Office of the Dean for Research administers funding opportunities to support the University’s thriving research community.
  • Corporate Collaborations

    CEFR can help researchers explore and develop relationships and collaborations with industry partners.
  • Foundation Support

    Through ongoing managed relationships with foundations CEFR can match projects with foundation funding opportunities.
  • Crowdfunding

    CEFR manages the University’s crowdfunding platform for research proposals. Contact us to find out more.
  • Benefunder

    Princeton University has partnered with Benefunder to develop a new funding channel to promote new ideas and advance research and innovation.

  • Federal Funding

    Grants from government agencies comprise the lion’s share of sponsored research funding at Princeton.
  • Online Tools

    The Princeton University community has access to several online tools that provide information about grant-providing organizations.