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Sponsored Programs

Department Overview

Sponsored Programs connects Swarthmore College and its faculty with funding opportunities from 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 to support grants and faculty research. Sponsored Programs contributes to the College's mission to provide learners of diverse backgrounds a transformative liberal arts education by supporting the innovative research and creative production of our faculty.

Watch Professor of Religion Yvonne Chireau's SwatTalk on African American religious traditions and ancestral recovery. Professor Chireau will serve as a producer on Larisha Stone's film, Conjure: The Documentary, with support from The Crossroads Project at Princeton University. 

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

Watch Professor of Religion Yvonne Chireau's SwatTalk on African American religious traditions and ancestral recovery. Professor Chireau will serve as a producer on Larisha Stone's film, Conjure: The Documentary, with support from The Crossroads Project at Princeton University. 

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Events

Imagining American National Gathering - October 14-16, 2022 (In person, New Orleans) 

National Humanities Conference - November 10-13, 2022 (In person, Los Angeles)

Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Summit - April 2023 (In person, Baltimore) 

 

Past virtual events may offer recordings of online sessions

NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration - November 1-4, 2021

 

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 sponsoredprograms@swarthmore.edu