Research and Project Administration

ORPA Has A New Home

collage photo of 619 Alexander Road

We have moved to our new home at 619 Alexander Road, Suite 102 (on the corner of Canal Point Boulevard) on November 18th.   Our email addresses and phone numbers remain the same.  You can continue to expect the high level of support from your partners in the Office of the Dean for Research as we transition to our new office. 

We welcome you to drop by in person in December or beyond to see us and our new digs!



ORCID and SciENcv Training
June 22, 2022

The most recent version of the NSF’s Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG), NSF 23-1, requires 

New Proposal Preparation Functionality and NSF-PAR Enhancements
May 10, 2022

Beginning in January 2023, all new proposals must be prepared and submitted in or FastLane will no longer be a preparation and submission option. The National Science Foundation strongly urges proposers to prepare and submit all eligible proposals in now, to support a smooth transition from…

New NSF PAPPG Includes the Mandated Use of SciENcv
May 10, 2022

The NSF released its draft PAPPG for public comment in mid-April (effective January 2023).  One of the changes to be aware of is the mandate of the use of SciENcv in NSF proposals.  The specific language includes:

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Sponsored Research Annual Report

The University Research Board (URB) Annual Report of Research catalogues the diverse portfolio of sponsored research at Princeton.  We invite you to review the details in this report which highlights funding from an expansive range of external sponsors.  The tables below are a snapshot of proposals submitted and awards received by month, representing the success of the research enterprise.  

What We Do

As part of Princeton University’s Office of the Dean for Research, the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) serves as a go-to resource for all things related to sponsored research funding. We help make research at Princeton happen, offering professional assistance across fields and throughout the sponsored research lifecycle, from proposal preparation to award management and close-out.




COVID-19 website banner

Princeton University is actively monitoring coronavirus (COVID-19) and the evolving guidance from government and health authorities.  It has developed the Research Operations Guidance webpage as a resource for the University research community.  Additionally, ORPA has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions related to sponsored programs.


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FY21 Proposals

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FY21 Awards

Award received chart