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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Fall Funding Round: October 1-November 8, 2019

This year’s Fall Funding Round opens on October 1. Funding covers the term July 2020-June 2021. The deadline for all Fall Funding Round applications is November 8.

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 Fellowships 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. This year, we are expanding our call for proposals to include projects focused on digital humanities pedagogy. We are interested in projects that address the goal of incorporating digital humanities skills and methods into graduate and undergraduate education. *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.

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. For further questions, please contact our Assistant Director, Rachel Arteaga.