Corporations and Foundations

Syracuse University's partnerships with select corporations and foundations expand the academic and innovative reach of our faculty and students by building on their leading research and providing a spotlight for intellectual talent. Here are just some of the initiatives and research centers that are making a difference in our community and around the world.

Current Initiatives Seeking Funding

The 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.

The CNY Humanities Corridor
Syracuse University, in collaboration with Cornell University, 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.

The Middle Eastern Studies Program
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.

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Research Centers

Michael J. Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship
This center is located within the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and is affiliated with the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises at Syracuse University. Its mission is to facilitate entrepreneurship activity on campus, in the local and regional community, and beyond. The center offers innovative programs for student and local entrepreneurs, including workshops, competitions, business incubators, mentoring programs, internships and special events.

Convergence Center
As a a joint effort of the School of Information Studies and the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the Convergence Center supports research and experimentation with media convergence. It uses the the power of digital media to combine voice, video, data, and text in new applications, devices and networks.

Institute for Sensory Research (ISR)
The ISR in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is a premiere research facility subdivided into 12 laboratories encompassing mechano-receptive anatomy, visual anatomy, visual psychophysics, auditory physiology, tactile psychophysics, tactile physiology, sensory-moto integration, biomaterials, and biomechanics.

Learn more about our research centers