Syracuse University

Current Initiatives

Current SU Initiatives Seeking Funding

  • Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The 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.
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  • 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 basis 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 recently 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." - Syracuse University News

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  • Aging Studies Institute

ASI is a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs and the David B. Falk School of Sport and Human Dynamics.  Its mission is to coordinate and promote aging-related research, training, and outreach at Syracuse University. With 40 faculty affiliates from more than a dozen departments, ASI provides multi-disciplinary research and education that is relevant to almost every academic discipline on campus.  ASI is home to the Center for Aging Policy Studies (CAPS). The ASI initiative promotes, supports, and disseminates interdisciplinary and policy-relevant research centered in the demography and economics of aging.

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  • Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry

The Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry (CQMI) aims to further develop Maxwell’s reputation as a leader in qualitative and multi-method research, to advance research transparency initiatives, and to help coordinate related activities in Maxwell and across the SU campus.  CQMI organizes a national consortium for qualitative research methods and hosts an institute every year to sharpen multi-method research methods for students and scholars alike.  They also organize workshops, seminars, conferences, and hosts a data repository to provide research methodology training and education.  
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  • 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 (MESP) 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.

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