College Closedown info from Dickinson Sponsored Projects Office (SPO)

Expectations for Faculty Principal Investigators (PIs) on Externally Funded Projects

(NSF, NIH, NEH, NEA, NASA, etc.)

Active Projects:

If you are the Principal Investigator of a grant and you anticipate that your grant deliverables will be delayed by offsite work, please contact your Program Officer immediately to let them know of your work plan adjustments and CC the Director of Sponsored Projects: on the communication. Glen will make sure that Ben Sweger and Jolene Rabena are aware. Additionally, please prepare a brief explanation of the delay for your next progress report. The explanation should outline the alternative work completed and your plan for accomplishing the original deliverables.

New Projects:

If you are planning to submit a grant, SPO will continue to submit proposals while working remotely. If you have questions, just send us an email. I you need to chat, just leave us a phone number where you can be reached. All new grant applications should go through the usual review process including the routing of the Internal Clearance Form. As usual, information useful to submitting a proposal is available on our website:,

Federal agencies are aware of the current challenges and we will share additional guidance as it becomes available.

What We Do

We seek governmental and foundation funding to support faculty members' scholarly research, sabbaticals and fellowships. We serve as liaison between faculty and numerous governmental 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 via various electronic systems
  • assisting with routine and final reporting

 Who We Are

Glen Peterman, Director of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance, Corporate Foundation and Government Support

Glen Peterman

Director of Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance
Phone: 717-245-1165; Toll Free: (800) 543-3809.
Office: South College Room 103A

Ben Sweger, Associate Director of Sponsored Projects, Corporate Foundation and Government Support

Ben Sweger

Associate Director of Sponsored Projects
Phone: 717-254-8911; Toll Free: (800) 543-3809.
Office: South College Room 107


<pic> Jolene Rabena
Assistant Controller, Financial Operations. Jolene handles post-award inancial management of grants. 
Phone: 717-245-1602

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, Rooms 103A and 107. Download an illustrated campus map with building key in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.