Full Professor Crossdisciplinary Conversation Award

Applications accepted for both fall and spring funding rounds.

Full Professor Crossdisciplinary Conversation Awards support research projects that would benefit from cross-disciplinary engagement with a faculty member in another field.


UW faculty at the rank of full professor, working in humanities discipline or on a humanities-related topic may apply; UW faculty of any rank, in a discipline, department, or field other than the applicant’s  may serve as a crossdisciplinary consultant/collaborator. Applicants may or may not have previously worked with their proposed counterparts.

Terms of Award

  • Faculty applicant: This award provides an incentive to your collaborator; it confers no additional release time or funding for you as the applicant. The award can supplement a Society of Scholars Research Fellowship, if held by the applicant simultaneously.
  • Your faculty counterpart receives a research budget in the amount of $1,500.

Note: The Simpson Center can assist you in identifying potential faculty counterparts for your project.

Application Materials

  • Proposal Narrative. Limit 500 words. Describe your research project in language clear to non-specialists. Describe what the faculty counterpart can contribute to your project.
  • C.V.
    • Applicant’s curriculum vita (limited to five pages)
    • Counterpart’s curriculum vita (limited to  five pages)
  • Letters of Support. Include a letter of support from your proposed faculty counterpart that outlines his or her understanding of the project and his or her specific intellectual contribution to its development.


Full Professor Crossdisciplinary
Conversation Award

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