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Sponsored Programs

Department Overview

Sponsored Programs connects Swarthmore College and its faculty with government agencies, foundations and other philanthropic institutions that have a shared interest in the research, scholarly, and creative activity of individual faculty members.

Our office reports directly to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and works closely with departments across campus. Sponsored Programs supports the College in pursuing its mission to provide learners of diverse backgrounds a transformative liberal arts education by fostering innovative research and creative production.

Watch: Linguist K. David Harrison describes his field work documenting endangered languages for the Talking Dictionary. Learn more about his grant-funded work with Tri-Co faculty.

Performance of Chopin without Piano

Barbara Milewski and Allen Kuharski brought the North American premiere of Chopin Without Piano to Swarthmore with a grant from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Watch a video from the performance.

Christopher Graves headshot

Synthetic Chemist Chris Graves Receives NSF Research Grant. The grant was awarded as a Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials (SusChEM) Funding Opportunity, through the NSF’s Chemical Synthesis Program.

Crouch and Geller at circuit board

NSF Grant Will Measure Impact of Physics Course Built for Life Science Majors. Learn about the course taught by Catherine Crouch and Benjamin Geller.

Professor Art McGarity, Lang Center Scholar-in-Residence Arto Woodley, Jonathan Cohen ’17, and Alexandra Philyaw ’17

From Scrub, New Growth. Read about Professor Art McGarity's grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lead water projects for Philadelphia’s storm-water runoff.

Fusing Energies: Professor Mike Brown and the Swarthmore Spheromak Experiment (SSX) lab receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy ALPHA project


Past virtual events may offer recordings of online sessions

CUR Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium 2021 - Monday, October 25, 11:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - Monday, November 1 - Thursday, November 4




Faculty members who wish to register for grants training sessions or conferences may be eligible for funding from Sponsored Programs, subject to availability. For more information, please contact