Thanks to Our Supporters


Our multi-institutional regional consortium would not be possible without the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and of our donors: their gifts helped endow the Corridor at Syracuse University (our administrative home), Cornell University, and the University of Rochester, to fund collaborative humanities research across Central New York.

Who We Are

The Central New York Humanities Corridor is a unique regional collaboration between:


The Central New York Humanities Corridor is supported from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation based in New York City, regularly makes grants that support a wide range of initiatives to strengthen selective research universities in the United States, with particular emphasis on the humanities and “humanistic” social sciences. The foundation’s interests in this area include—but are not limited to—doctoral education, postdoctoral fellowships, faculty research support and discipline-related projects.


Syracuse University thanks The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman, the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, Robert B. Menschel, and the Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences for their generous contributions toward the CNY Humanities Corridor endowment.

Cornell University would especially like to thank the Taylor family for the continued support of humanities at Cornell and the Corridor’s endowment.

The University of Rochester expresses gratitude for the Dean’s Office of the School of Arts & Sciences for their ongoing support of humanities at Rochester and the Corridor’s endowment.