Sponsored Programs connects Swarthmore College and its faculty with government agencies, philanthropic institutions, and businesses that have a shared interest in the research, programs, or goals of individual faculty members. The sponsored programs team works closely with the Provost’s Office, Business Office, and faculty to ensure that proposals comply with the requirements of the funding agency, and accurately reflect the excellence of the work for which they advocate funding.
When grantmakers such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, The John Templeton Foundation and the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage decide to fund activities at Swarthmore as part of competitive grant-making processes, they are recognizing the excellence of our institution and activities. We recognize that in choosing to fund a Swarthmore project, they have likely had to decline to fund other worthy projects. We are extremely grateful for their endorsement of our efforts.