AY2024 – Proposal Deadline: Thursday, August 15, 2024 (5 pm)

The School of Engineering and Applied Science is pleased to announce the 2024 Call for NextG Innovation Proposals aimed at supporting high-risk/high-reward research at an early stage that may not be mature for competitive grants. This endeavor is made possible through the generosity of Princeton’s NextG Corporate Affiliates Members, to enable pioneering and cutting-edge research across diverse areas related to next-generation wireless communications, sensing, and networking.

Research areas of interest

We are interested in proposals broadly related to NextG systems, including but not limited to the following areas below.

Funding (Single PI and Collaborative)

An individual faculty member may request up to $35,000 for one year, while two or more faculty members can request up to $70,000 for one year. Expenditures may include undergraduate student stipend, graduate student stipend and tuition, postdoctoral researchers’ salary and benefits, and equipment. Faculty summer salary is not allowed.


  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty members in SEAS are invited to submit proposals, limited to one proposal per faculty member
  • Collaborative proposals are highly encouraged
  • We encourage collaborations encompassing all areas of NextG

Guidelines for submission

  • The proposal should be a brief, single-page proposal with the following sections: core innovation claim, project description, and a brief justification of compatibility of the submission with the proposal call
  • Submit the proposal along with the CV(s) of the PI(s) as a single PDF document to nextg@princeton.edu before the proposal deadline
  • Including budget justification is not required
  • We anticipate funding multiple proposals, with the decisions being made by mid-October