Sponsored Programs maintains a large library of resources for grant seekers. We offer access to trainings, proposal writing guides, newsletters, and searchable databases.
Is there a resource you can’t find or a topic you’d like covered? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
- IP Access: Use Pivot from any on-campus computer on the College’s network or off-campus when logged into VPN.
- Single Sign On (SSO) Access: log in with your Swarthmore username and password.
This resource is co-funded by the Sponsored Programs (SP) and Institutional Relations (IR) offices in College Advancement.
Grants.gov is the central application and information resource for Federal grant programs, with more than 1,000 programs within 26 grant-making agencies. You can search by agency, date range, funding activity category, or eligibility. You may also sign up to receive customized email notifications of grant announcements most relevant to your research.
Note: Legacy PDF Application Package will be phased out on December 31, 2017 and applicants will be required to use the new Workspace system. Stay tuned for more details on this change.
The U. S. Department of Energy supports a number of grants programs to address our country's energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges.
The U.S. Department of Education's mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.
- GRANTS RESOURCE CENTER
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.
- Login (Sign in to your Swarthmore account to view login information)
- GRC shares timely news and deadlines through three publications. Please contact Rich Wellons at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the distribution list(s).
- The GrantSearch funding database is searchable by academic area, activity type, sponsor, deadline, and keyword. Searches can be saved as personalized email alerts.
- The Funded Proposal Library provides abstracts of sample proposals that are available upon request (Sponsored Programs will contact GRC on your behalf).
- GRC offers live and archived webinars. Sponsored Programs may be able to cover your registration fee, subject to availability of funding (please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HANOVER RESEARCH
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.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports programs in a wide range of artistic disciplines, including arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, music, musical theater, opera, theater, and visual arts.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency, is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.
- Search all grant opportunities or match your project to a program.
- Review this important information for first-time applicants, if applicable.
- Explore the work of the NEH and/or search the awards database to help target your project to specific programs and request copies of successful proposals.
- Successful proposals are posted for each NEH grant opportunity and, for many programs, program officers will review a draft in advance of the final proposal submission deadline.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the primary federal agency responsible for biomedical and behavioral research to improve the health of the nation.
- The NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts is a weekly publication for NIH medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines, and funding opportunities. Users may sign up to receive the Guide's Table of Contents (TOC) in a weekly e-mail listserv.
- Search for active funding opportunities, including requests for applications (RFAs), program announcements, and parent announcements (for unsolicited applications).
- Explore the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) website to search for award abstracts and success rates of programs of interest.
- Use Matchmaker to find the appropriate program, study section, or program officer.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds research and education in most fields of the natural sciences and engineering, as well as some areas of the social and behavioral sciences.
- View Active Funding Opportunities for a chronological listing of program deadlines and target dates. You may also conduct a keyword search of program announcements or browse programs by discipline.
- Sign up for NSF email updates and/or subscribe to RSS feeds.
- Search the NSF awards database to help target your project to specific programs, request copies of successful proposals, and identify potential NSF-funded partners.