Skip to main content

Institutional Relations

Department Overview

Institutional Relations helps Swarthmore to secure external support for broad-based College initiatives. The office works with external collaborators such as foundations, corporations, non-profits, and public funding agencies to support faculty, curriculum, or program development affecting many different aspects of the College's operations.  


Institutional Relations and Sponsored Programs

Institutional Relations (IR) works closely with Sponsored Programs (SP). Sponsored Programs connects Swarthmore College and its faculty with government agencies, philanthropic institutions, and corporations that have a shared interest in the research, programs, or goals of individual faculty members. IR and SP often work collaboratively to secure external support from organizations. Contact SP at 610-690-5713 or for more information.