Syracuse University announced that it has partnered with San Diego-based Benefunder, an organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors to top researchers across the country.
Under the collaboration, 20 Syracuse faculty will join Benefunder’s funding platform, giving them access to discretionary funds to help advance the university’s research. The institution’s researchers work in a variety of disciplines, including science, engineering, information technology and the arts.
“As costs increase and funding becomes more competitive, we need to broaden our thinking and be creative in the ways we fund scholarly activities,” said Liz Liddy, Syracuse interim vice chancellor and provost. “Benefunder provides such an avenue for us.”
Syracuse joins other leading institutions partnered with Benefunder, such as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of California, San Diego, and the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, Calif.
Benefunder has nearly 600 researchers on its platform from research institutions across the nation.