Fall Funding Round Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013

This year’s submission deadline for the Simpson Center’s Fall Funding Round is Nov. 15. Funding covers the term July 2014-June 2015.

To assist scholars considering applying for funding for collaborative projects (conferences, speaker series, etc.), the Center has launched a new “Before You Apply” online toolkit. It includes an overview of roles and responsibilities, budget-building guidelines and sample budgets, and information to help you consider your project’s publicity needs.

This fall, the Simpson Center will accept applications for the following funding categories (please note that, while the Simpson Center accepts grant application in both the fall and spring quarters, some of these categories are only open in the fall round):


  • Summer Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowships (new!) support four faculty and four doctoral students pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. *Fall submission only
  • Society of Scholars Research Fellowships – The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community in which eight faculty and three doctoral students from across disciplines in the humanities and interpretive social sciences contribute to and learn from one another’s work in bi-weekly meetings throughout the academic year. *Fall submission only

Collaborative projects:

  • Collaboration Studio Grants furnish UW faculty groups with release time (one course each) or summer salary support to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure crossdisciplinary research and facilitate publication. *Fall submission only
  • Colloquia and Conferences range from speaker series to international research or working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
  • Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters aim to seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.
  • Large-scale Collaborations fund extended, crossdisciplinary collaborative projects which are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.
  • Public Scholarship: Community Engagement grants support projects which promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.
  • Full Professor Crossdisciplinary Conversation Award supports research projects of a faculty member at the rank of Professor that would benefit from cross-disciplinary engagement with a faculty member in another field.

Lecture Nominations:

  • Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities - The Solomon Katz Endowment in the Humanities supports up to three lectures each academic year: one by a member of the UW faculty and two by visiting scholars. Nominees should have excellent scholarly credentials and speaking abilities, and their work should appeal to a broad audience—faculty, students, and the general public. *Fall submission only

For more information on each of these categories, including a detailed description and list of application requirements, materials, and instructions, see Apply for Support.


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