The Simpson Center’s offices are currently all online. Our staff is available by phone and email. We do our best to respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Simpson Center for the Humanities

Collaboration Studio Grants

Fall funding round only.

Collaboration Studio grants provide summer support for crossdisciplinary/cross-departmental groups of two to three faculty members to work together to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure research projects with near- or long-term goals of publication/dissemination, in traditional or public-facing formats.

Studio grants may be used to lay the foundations for a long-term research project and collaboration or to move an existing collaboration towards writing and publishing project insights and outcomes. While the studio provides time for intensive collaboration, work is expected to continue throughout the year-long granting period and beyond. Priority will be given to publicly-engaged scholarship projects.


Proposals are expected to be submitted by cross-departmental pairs or teams. If a project is proposed by faculty from the same unit, there must not be more than two faculty members from that unit on the project proposal. Additionally, there must be a clear rationale for what the faculty members from the same unit are bringing to the project in terms of intellectual difference. The initiative is primarily intended to advance projects for ladder faculty, but teams may, with justification, include a graduate student, lecturer, and/or staff member.

Terms of Award

Studio grants take the form of a summer stipend of approximately $7,500 each, to be taken simultaneously by all studio members in the summer they designate for their studio work.

Application Materials

  • Proposal narrative: Proposal narratives should address project objectives, significance, and methods in language clear to non-specialists in the field, as well as specifying the work already advanced on the project and its anticipated outcomes.
  • Funding request: In the narrative, please note the summer in which studio funding will be used. Any additional funding requests for the year of the project should be outlined, together with a rationale and justification.
  • C.V.: Submit one per project collaborator (limited to 5 pages each).

Learn more about Collaboration Studio Grants.