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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Funding Categories Open for Spring Application

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Funding Categories Open for Spring Application

The Collaborative Projects funding round is now open and accepting proposals. The submission for each category below is April 30, 2021. More information on each funding category, including application instructions available below.

  • Colloquia and Conferences include speaker series, international research, and working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
  • Video Conferences & Colloquia will support crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary symposia, colloquia, and conferences of various scales (working conferences, international research conferences, etc.) in digital formats.
  • Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.
  • Graduate Research Clusters encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, or other activities. Spring submission only.
  • Large-scale Collaborations fund extended, crossdisciplinary collaborative projects which are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.
  • The Research Methods Exploration Award supports research projects of a faculty member that would benefit from cross-disciplinary engagement with a faculty member in another field.

We encourage applicants to meet with us before submitting a proposal. To schedule a meeting, contact Assistant Director Rachel Arteaga.


If you are interested in preparing for the Fall funding round, you can read in advance the categories and funding opportunities below or navigate to the "Apply for Support" tab in the menu above.

Funding Categories Open for Fall Application

Fellowships

Collaborative Projects

  • Collaboration Studio Grants furnish UW faculty groups with summer salary support to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure crossdisciplinary research and facilitate publication. Fall submission only.
  • Colloquia and Conferences include speaker series, international research, and working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
  • Video Conferences & Colloquia will support crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary symposia, colloquia, and conferences of various scales (working conferences, international research conferences, etc.) in digital formats.
  • Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.
  • Large-scale Collaborations fund extended, crossdisciplinary collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.
  • The Research Methods Exploration Award supports research projects of a faculty member 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.