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Sponsored Programs maintains a large library of resources for grant seekers. We offer access to trainings, proposal writing guides, newsletters, and searchable databases. 

Explore our internal Sponsored Programs Resource Library for Swarthmore faculty (login required).

You will also find policies and guidance for funding from federal agencies and institutional data required for most grant proposals. 

Is there a resource you can’t find or a topic you’d like covered? Email us at 




Pivot is an online subscription database that is available to all faculty, staff, and students in the Swarthmore community. It is a powerful search tool designed to find funding opportunities across disciplines, career stages, geographic regions, funder types, and purposes (e.g., research, pilot projects, travel, curriculum development, conference grants, supplements).

Users can access Pivot one of two ways:

  1. IP Access: Use Pivot from any on-campus computer on the College’s network or off-campus when logged into VPN.
  2. Single Sign On (SSO) Access: log in with your Swarthmore username and password.


Take advantage of Pivot’s video tutorials and LibGuide to learn more about its benefits and features.



Swarthmore is an institutional member of the Grants Resource Center, which provides access to tools, services, and expertise to enhance member institutions' success in securing competitive grants from federal and private sponsors.


Swarthmore College has a partnership with Hanover Research, which provides strategic grant services to faculty (prospecting reports, proposal reviews, consult calls, and customized, discipline-specific grant trainings). Talk to your pre-award staff contact for details. Hanover also offers a variety of free grant alerts, projections, calendars, and webinars. Sign up here