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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.


Alert for NSF Proposals: Beginning on October 23, 2023, all PIs must use SciENcv to complete the Biosketch and Current & Pending Support documents. Watch this SciENcv tutorial and set up your account now!


Policy Updates & News

Friday, October 20, 2023 (5:00 PM submitter’s local time) is the last day to upload the NSF fillable PDF format for the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support. After this date, the mandate to use SciENcv only for preparation of the biographical sketch and current and pending (other) support will go into effect.

NSF Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Current and Pending Support

The National Science Foundation has released its updated Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG), effective for proposals submitted on or after January 30, 2023. A summary of significant changes and clarifications is available.

Federal Funding Status Alert

NSF Funding Status Alert

NIH Anti-Sexual Harassment Statement

New NSF Policy on Sexual Harassment, Effective October 21, 2018