Current Initiatives Seeking Funding

Graphic: Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families logoThe Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF)
IVMF develops and nurtures a community of interdisciplinary scholarship—including the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, medicine, education and law—positioned to investigate and confer insight into the social, psychological, and economic issues impacting this community. The institute develops education and employment-focused programs in collaboration with industry, government, NGOs and the veteran community, to address the primary economic and public policy concerns of our nation’s servicemen and women, and their families.


Graphic: Humanities Corridor Central New York logoThe CNY Humanities Corridor
Syracuse University, in collaboration with Cornell University and the University of Rochester and the NY Six Liberal Arts Consortium, has begun accepting awards to raise $2 million for the corridor. This project increases collaboration, scholarship, resource-sharing, and prominence of arts and humanities in the region that will lay the groundwork for a new wave of research in the field and shine as an example of innovation that can be replicable in other regions. CNY Humanities Corridor was awarded $3.55 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a pre-endowment gift for the three universities. To date, the Humanities Corridor has administered seven thematic research clusters and more than 60 faculty working groups, involving hundreds of established scholars, junior faculty members and graduate students.


Graphic: Syracuse University Middle Eastern Studies Program logoThe Middle Eastern Studies Program
Syracuse University’s relationship with the Middle East extends back more than 60 years and spans many disciplines—from public administration and media studies to literature and religion. Today, SU provides an array of opportunities for students to learn about and visit this extraordinary region. More than 20 faculty members are experts in the Middle East, while the University offers over 80 such graduate and undergraduate courses.  Located in the Maxwell School’s Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, the Middle Eastern Studies Program offers both an interdisciplinary minor and a bachelor of arts degree through The College of Arts and Sciences, as well as a graduate certificate of advanced studies through the Maxwell School. All three programs are steeped in world-class instruction and study-abroad opportunities, providing unique insights into one of today’s fastest growing regions.