The laboratory receives funding from Tokyo Tech to support Prof. Cross's teaching and students' research activity. Lab members regularly apply for research grants from JST and JSPS as well as from other sources. In 2020, the lab received a Japan Society for the Promotion Science (JSPS) ¥8,580,000, 5 year basic research grant for research on developing a Personalized Online Adaptive Learning System, grant # 20H01719.
External funding from donations or joint corporate research collaborations are welcome on research topics related to on-going laboratory that impact the environment, improve online education, renewable energy policy and biofuels R&D. Donations earmarked to the Cross lab are welcome and can be made to the Tokyo Tech School of Environment and Society via the online donation form.