Princeton Energy Research Fund 2022
On November 29th, 2022 Princeton announced it had established an Energy Research Fund to "support fundamental and applied energy solutions research and foster collaboration with corporate partners." This fund will provide up to $2 million annually, 'in part to offset research funding no longer available because of fossil fuel dissociation.'
There is no indication of where the $2 million per year has come from. According to the University, the Energy Research Fund ($500,000 for fundamental energy research projects) will be administered by the Office of the Dean for Research and the Andlinger Center which will distribute funding for research projects in collaboration with corporate partners. There is no limitation placed on the corporate partners - they could be fossil fuel companies. If there is no financial contribution from the corporate partner, they could also be companies on the dissociation list, including Exxon.