For Faculty

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The Simpson Center provides financial and administrative support for crossdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement projects. We support a wide range of activities, including fellowships, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences and symposia, community-engaged collaborations, and other projects.

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Fall 2023: Open September 27, 2023 | Due November 10, 2023
Review the categories below for information on how to apply.

Research Support for Major External Fellowship Awards

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Important Dates

Application Dates

In recognition of the excellence in humanities scholarship that a fellowship award from a major national organization indicates, the Simpson Center is launching special support for faculty who are selected for these highly competitive fellowships from the organizations below.


UW tenure-track faculty at all ranks who have been formally awarded the following fellowships:

  • ACLS Fellowships (does not include ACLS Leading Edge Fellowships, Scholars and Society Fellowships, etc.)
  • NEH Fellowships (does not include NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication or Summer Stipends)
  • Guggenheim Fellowships


This funding will be extended to all faculty who receive these fellowships, without further review by the Simpson Center Executive Board.

Terms of Award

Research funds of $5000, to be processed through the reimbursement of research-related expenses and travel. Funds must be used within the twelve-month period of the award, with a deadline for all reimbursement requests to be submitted to the Simpson Center no later than one month before the end of the twelve-month term.

Application Instructions

Please forward your notice of award to our Assistant Director Rachel Arteaga.