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Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

The Dickinson College SPO is currently working remotely. If you are planning to pursue grant funding, the SPO will continue to work with you and submit proposals. If you have questions, please send a message to Ben Sweger ( If it would be helpful to you to have a telephone conversation, please include in your message a number where you can be reached. All new grant applications should go through the usual review process including the routing of the internal Grant Clearance Form. As usual, information useful to submitting a proposal is available on this website. 


What We Do

We seek government and foundation funding to support faculty members' research and scholarship. We serve as liaison between faculty and numerous government funding entities such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and others. We offer many types of pre-award assistance:

  • developing proposal concepts
  • searching for funding resources
  • assisting with all phases of proposal preparation including creation of budgets, editing, and proofreading
  • ensuring compliance with regulations on federal and other grants
  • submitting proposals through various electronic systems
  • assisting with routine and final reporting

 Who We Are

Ben Sweger, Director of Sponsored Projects
Phone: 717-254-8911
Office: South College, Room 107

Stacey Mackes, Director of Budget & Grants Management, Financial Operations  (Stacey handles post-award financial management of grants.)                                                                                                                        E-mail:
Phone: 717-254-8321

Mary Silva, Budget and Grants Accountant, Financial Operations (Mary handles post-award financial management of grants.)                                                                                                                                                    E-mail:

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (Cheryl Kremer) manages foundation and corporate grant-seeking.

How to Find Us! 

The Sponsored Projects Office is located in South College, Room 107. Download an illustrated campus map with building key in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.