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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Opportunities for Graduate Students

These award categories are available to University of Washington graduate students. 

Fellowships

Barclay Simpson Scholars in Public Fellowship

Barclay Simpson Scholars in Public fellowships support doctoral students in the humanities, broadly speaking, to pursue public-facing projects in their areas of study and practice. More.

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships for Graduate Students support scholars whose projects use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. More.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 

(June annually in Victoria, British Columbia)

We are a sponsor of the renowned 5-day Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, each June. We encourage group proposals from across the humanities, broadly defined. More.

Mellon Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities

We invite proposals from doctoral students to undertake a project in public scholarship, with collaborative projects encouraged, through our new program Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. Four students will receive a $6,500 stipend and $2,000 in research funds. More.

Society of Scholars Fellowship

Society of Scholars research fellowships support three graduate students each year through two quarters of support, including benefits and tuition waivers. Fellows join the cross-disciplinary Society in biweekly meetings to discuss their work. More.

Collaborative Projects

Graduate Research Clusters

Graduate research clusters foster crossdisciplinary collaboration through readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities centered around a topic of inquiry, theme, or field of study. Groups may organize activities that draw on local intellectual and cultural resources, including faculty and community leaders. Groups are awarded up to $1,000 to support meeting or workshop costs. Feel free to reach out to existing groups and attend their meetings. More.

Courses

One- and Two-Credit HUM Microseminars

Graduate level courses reflect our commitments to crossdisciplinary research, digital humanities, and public scholarship. The microseminars usually focus on the work of a distinguished visiting scholar, a scholarly or cultural event, or the theme of a conference hosted at the UW. More.

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See individual categories for application information and deadlines.