Support + Funding

Project Toolkit

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Resources and information for Simpson Center-funded project organizers.

 

*If you are a Graduate Research Cluster Lead, please email Rachel Arteaga (rarteaga@uw.edu) for the full GRC Toolkit guidelines before using the links below.

 

Co-sponsorship Resources

Information about Co-Sponsored Events

Co-Sponsored UW Events

Faculty members may request small discretionary grants (maximum $750) to support opportunities such as visiting speakers and conferences. At least two units must be involved to propose an event (for example, the South Asia Center and the Department of History might collaborate on bringing a visiting speaker to UW). Applications are accepted throughout the year and do not go through Executive Board review.

Letters requesting co-sponsorship funds should:

  • Describe the event
  • List the event date and time
  • Link to the visiting speaker’s academic profile (if applicable)
  • Specify how much is being requested and how the funds will be used
  • Identify at least two units (other than the Simpson Center) that will support the event in some substantive way

Please note: Co-sponsorship funding supplements the support of the lead unit, which is expected to administer funding and the event. The Simpson Center can promote the event through our calendar and website, but does not assume additional organizational responsibilities for co-sponsored UW events.

Scheduling note: The Simpson Center does not co-sponsor events that conflict with other events we are supporting.

Submit letters to Program & Events Manager Caitlin Palo at cpalo@uw.edu

Co-sponsored Community Events

Grants in the range of $200-$500 may be given to support co-sponsored community events that include UW faculty or graduate students speaking at or otherwise collaborating with cultural institutions in Seattle and the surrounding areas. These venues may include museums, galleries, nonprofits in the arts, social equity, and social justice, and other organizations benefiting the community and enhancing its intellectual and artistic vibrancy.

Letters requesting co-sponsorship funds should:

  • Describe the event
  • List the event date and time
  • Link to any relevant speakers, or organizations
  • Specify how much is being requested and how the funds will be used
  • State how the UW and the Seattle community will benefit

There is no deadline for co-sponsorship requests. Funding allocations begin each July, and requests later in the year may find that funds are unavailable.

Scheduling note: The Simpson Center does not co-sponsor events that conflict with other events we are supporting.

Submit letters to Program & Events Manager Caitlin Palo at cpalo@uw.edu

Important Links

Submit an event to the calendar

Room Request 

Office of Special Programs for Alcohol Events 

Food Permit and food service options

Recording Your Events

The Simpson Center is able to host recorded videos on our YouTube Channel for some events. Co-sponsorship funds may be available for supporting recording and captioning costs. If you are interested in applying for funds for this purpose, please contact Program & Events Manager Caitlin Palo. If you are affiliated with UW and have posted a video with humanities focused content, please let us know so we can consider featuring it in one of our playlists.

Captioning 

Captioning serves many purposes: it makes event recordings accessible to the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing, increases legibility for non-native English speakers and viewers, and improves Search Engine Optimization results. Captioning is required for all recordings posted on all platforms affiliated with the UW, including the Simpson Center’s YouTube channel.  Videos that rely on visual information must also include audio description.  

The following guidance was developed by the Simpson Center, to bring our recordings into alignment with UW’s Disability Access and Accommodations requirements. We benefited from consultation with DO-IT - Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology.

 

COVID-19 Precautions

 

As we re-open to events, The Simpson Center for the Humanities will be following the University of Washington requirements for Fall 2021 in-person events. Visitors to the Simpson Center must follow UW COVID Prevention Guidelines, including wearing an approved face covering. Current UW affiliated guests must sign in with their UW NetID. Guests who are not current faculty, students, or staff must show proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the event or visit.

If you have concerns about hosting an event in-person, please contact Program & Events Manager Caitlin Palo to discuss what might be possible in a remote setting.  Above all, we want to support events that further vibrant and engaging research and conversation, in whatever form is most feasible.