Barclay Simpson Scholars

The Barclay Simpson Scholars Program consists of a biannual prize to honor exceptional faculty contributions to scholarship in public and biannual summer fellowships for six doctoral students to pursue public-facing projects. Inaugurated in 2021, the summer fellowship program was endowed with a generous gift from the Simpson PSB Fund in recognition of the value of the humanities to the public good. This visionary contribution to the future of our work has historical resonance: in 1997, a major gift from Barclay and Sharon Simpson endowed the Simpson Center, and what had previously been the University of Washington Center for the Humanities was renamed the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities in tribute to Barclay Simpson’s father.

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