Princeton faculty are at the forefront of research instrumental to solving critical problems for societal well-being.
CEFR works with faculty, industry, nonprofits, government and other external partners to develop mutually beneficial relationships that will accelerate discovery and innovation and promote the University's educational, scientific, and scholarly mission. The key to successful research collaborations with Princeton is strong alignment with the core academic and research strengths of the University.
Many collaborations with Princeton begin with a sponsored research project but additional opportunities for engagement abound.
We encourage you to:
- Explore Research with Princeton, a database designed to help you identify Princeton researchers in the STEM and policy fields whose work may align with your research interests. The database also provides information about the University’s core scientific facilities that are available for external partners
- Consider extending your organization's collaboration with Princeton beyond sponsored research projects. Some opportunities are highlighted below.
- Contact a strategic research partnership specialist to explore and craft the relationship with Princeton that is unique to your organization.
When you have these two tremendous research communities that exist side-by-side, it’s almost nonsensical not to build bridges between the two, taking what we are developing here and moving it towards really important applications.
—Professor David Macmillan, 2021 Nobel laureate in chemistry, on academic–industry collaboration
Corporate affiliate programs allow companies to have deep, substantive and ongoing dialog with Princeton faculty to explore research that may contribute to solving critical problems facing society and industry.
Princeton University offers top-of-the-line scientific research facilities that welcome external users. Each facility has its own fee structure and participation requirements. Training is available.
Graduate students and postdoctoral associates are essential to accelerating discoveries in academic research. Fellowships are synergistic—they provide a way for companies to directly interact with students and learn about their research. Students in turn gain important insight from technology leaders.
Sponsor a Capstone Project
Capstone Projects are large, significant projects with real-world applications for upper-level undergraduate students. Partners can help to suggest and shape student Capstone Projects.
Connect across campus
Innovate with Technology
Princeton’s Office of Technology Licensing helps companies bring innovations from fundamental research to the world through licensing and technology transfers.
Entrepreneurship is becoming integral to Princeton’s teaching and research mission. There are many opportunities for industry partners to engage with Princeton's rich range of entrepreneurship programming and activities through Princeton Innovation, led by the Vice Dean for Innovation, the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, the Keller Center in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the I-Corps Northeast Hub.
Hire a Tiger
The next generation of leaders are students at Princeton today. The Center for Career Development and the Graduate School's GradFUTURES helps companies connect with students for internships and full-time employment.