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Support Faculty

Through their teaching, research, and scholarship, College of Arts and Sciences faculty explore the arts, literatures, languages, cultures, thought, beliefs, and the politics of ancient civilizations to modern times. They listen for the symphony of signals produced by black holes and dark matter; explore rainforests, glaciers, and oceans; and expand our fundamental understanding of cells, molecules, atoms, quantum mechanics, and human behavior. Supporting their work helps continue The College's legacy of innovation, creativity, and interdisciplinary collaboration on campus, across our nation, and around the world.

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Gifts to endow faculty positions enable The College to attract and retain exceptional faculty dedicated to research and excellence in teaching. Endowed professorships also provide faculty and graduate students dependable funding for research and other creative initiatives. The start-up costs for new faculty members are substantial. Endowed chairs and professorships allow The College to provide for the specialized equipment, sophisticated computer systems, travel support, and graduate assistants.

Levels of Giving

Chancellor’s Chair $5 million or above

A gift at this top level enables Syracuse University to recruit and support scholars of national and international distinction. These individuals not only raise the level of academic discourse throughout the University, they attract other top faculty and students and increase outside funding from corporations, foundations, and federal sources.

Chair $2 million or above

Funds contributed to establish an endowed chair support The College of Arts and Sciences efforts to attract and retain scholars of national acclaim, or to support an existing member of the faculty.

Professorship $1 million or above

By offering increased compensation and other types of direct support for scholarly activities, endowed professorships support teaching and research by outstanding faculty.

Faculty Research Fund

Support new ideas and innovation! Create a research fund that will be used by the Dean of The College of Arts and Sciences, or at the discretion of departmental chairs to support faculty research projects. An endowed fund to support faculty research may be created with a minimum gift of $50,000.