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Office of the Dean for Research
Welcome to the Office of the Dean for Research newsletter
April 2013
In This Issue:
  • Schmidt Fund awards
  • Pivot funding database
  • New data management tool
  • CFR strengthens team
  • Annual research reports
  • New dean for research
The Office of the Dean for Research administers and supports the University's research activities by providing resources and guidance.

Schmidt Fund awarded to two technologies

We are pleased to announce that the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund has been awarded to two research projects: a method for creating radiolabeled drugs for use in the brain; and a method for improving telescopes used in the search for extrasolar planets. Read more.

Pivot funding database available

The comprehensive Pivot database is an easy-to-use source for finding funding and collaboration opportunities. For additional information, see the "Pivot at a Glance" guide.

Additional proposal development resources can be found on DFR's faculty and staff resources pages and ORPA's proposal development pages.

New data management tool available

A new tool for developing data management plans, DMPTool, is now available for use by the Princeton research community. For additional support, contact the research data management team to request workshops or one-on-one assistance with creating your data management plans.

Corporate and Foundation Relations strengthens team

CFR welcomes Kate Norton as the Senior Associate Director for foundation relations, and congratulates Frances Yuan who was recently promoted to Senior Associate Director for corporate relations. Kate and Frances work with faculty and other campus partners to advance education, research and scholarship at Princeton in partnership with corporations and foundations.  

Princeton conducts $192 million in research in 2012

Annual reports are now available from the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) and the Office of Technology Licensing (OTL). Among the highlights:
  • Sponsored research expenditures have grown from $108 million in 2000 to $192 million in 2012.
  • 84 percent of research funding comes from federal agencies. Another 13 percent comes from corporations and foundations.
  • The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory's sponsored research expenditures were $83 million in 2012.

Pablo Debenedetti named new dean for research

Princeton University has appointed as dean for research Pablo Debenedetti, a longtime Princeton engineering professor and vice dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He will begin his new role on July 1.

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