The Intellectual Themes Initiative successfully completed three rounds of calls for proposals by now. The first call for proposals was published in November 2015. In this round three project proposals were selected for financial support. The second call for proposals took place in March 2016. We again received a high number of very good project proposals covering all four themes of the initiative and involving a large number of CEU faculty, students and staff. The ITI Selection Committee decided to support four new projects and to extend the support for a previously approved project. In October 2016 CEU academic staff members were invited again to submit proposals for new teaching, research, or community engagement projects. As a results of the third call for proposals the list of ITI supported projects has expanded with 4 additional projects while one running project was granthed extended funding.