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For Faculty

Syracuse University Corporate and Foundation Relations forges new links between faculty, students, staff and leading organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors.

If you’re in search of funding, you’re in the right place. Together, we can drive social and economic impact in our changing society.

Our office manages a portfolio of hundreds of corporations and foundations that give to higher education. Our team can:

  • Provide insight into the latest funding trends and existing relationships with external partners
  • Give feedback on research and project ideas
  • Assist with the development and submission of applications
  • Help you navigate University policies and procedures

We strongly encourage faculty and staff to contact us before applying to any corporations or foundations for funding. Our expertise increases your chances of securing funding and enables us to coordinate efforts across the University.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to work with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations when seeking funding from corporate and foundation partners?

Working with our office can greatly increase your chances of securing funding. Please review our existing relationships to see the full list of managed accounts. If you are unsure if you should work with CFR, please contact us. 

Should I discuss my project with Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Office of Sponsored Programs, or my school/unit research office?

Please contact us to begin your project. There are many different offices at Syracuse University that can help you realize your funding goals. We coordinate across campus to make sure you get the appropriate level of support. If you provide us with some details about your idea, we can put you in touch with the right people, whether they’re on our team or elsewhere. 

What are elements of a successful proposal? Where can I go to see an example of a successful proposal?

Our team members have experience working with a wide range of funders, faculty and University partners. We can share the elements of successful past proposals and can collaborate with you to workshop new proposals. 

How can I connect with the Corporate and Foundation Relations team?

Reach out to a member of our staff or, if you’re unsure whom to contact, email Our team is part of the Division of Advancement and External Affairs, with offices located at 640 Skytop Road on the second floor.