For Faculty

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The Simpson Center administers two funding rounds per year, in Fall and Spring Quarters. Both fall and spring rounds support funding for the following year. Currently, we are accepting proposals for themed faculty summer fellowships, through a special funding round.

Current and Upcoming Opportunities

Special Funding: Open January 10, 2024 | Due March 1, 2024
Spring Funding: Open March 5, 2024 | Due April 5, 2024

The next fall funding round opens in October 2024 and closes in November 2024

Large Scale Collaborations

Applications accepted for both fall and spring funding rounds.

 

Large-scale collaboration grants enable faculty and graduate students to pursue extended crossdisciplinary and crossdepartmental collaborative projects in research, teaching, and/or public engagement. Large-scale collaborations may include research inquiries that are linked to cross-departmental curriculum development, for instance, and/or a complementary series of public lectures. Activities may be designed to develop new programs of study at the University of Washington, or to prepare the foundations for major grant applications to national foundations.

Criteria

Large-scale collaboration grants enable faculty and graduate students to pursue extended crossdisciplinary and crossdepartmental collaborative projects in research, teaching, and/or public engagement. Large-scale collaborations may include research inquiries that are linked to cross-departmental curriculum development, for instance, and/or a complementary series of public lectures. Activities may be designed to develop new programs of study at the University of Washington, or to prepare the foundations for major grant applications to national foundations.

Large-scale collaborations must be faculty-led. Projects that integrate research, teaching, and/or public engagement dimensions are encouraged but not required. Projects entailing collaborative research must note the intended forms of its dissemination (e.g, an edited book, a website).

Terms of Award

Awards of financial and administrative support vary. Requests typically range between $7,500 and $20,000.

Application Instructions

Complete the Application Form. Upload to the form as a single, bundled .pdf the below materials:

      • Proposal Narratives. Limit to eight pages. Proposal narratives should address:
        1. Near-term and long-term project goals
        2. Participating persons and/ units
        3. Activities to be funded
        4. Anticipated outcomes
        5. Scholarly, public, and/or institutional significance
      • CV. Include organizer(s) curriculum vita(e). Limited to five pages per organizer.
      • Budget. Detail anticipated expenses. (e.g. stipends or honoraria, travel, accommodations, curricular or promotional materials, hospitality, and facilities rentals) as applicable, as well as other confirmed and anticipated sources of support. If you have questions about building your budget, contact Julie Stoverink at scfiscal@uw.edu.