Project webpage

The Simpson Center will create a single web page for your project on our website ( It will include a summary, an image, and other details that you provide. It can also link to a larger website, if you currently have or plan to build one.

Review a sample project page to give you a sense of what your page might look like and what kind of information may be featured. You also might like to review some examples of recent project pages

To create your project webpage, please email the following to

1. Project title (if different than the title on your proposal)

2. Brief summary or description of your project (suggested length: 150-350 words)

When preparing a summary of your project, keep in mind that this page serves as the public face for your project, so create a description that is concise and inviting to general readers. This description should be less a rationale for support than an overview of what your project seeks to investigate.

In other words, think of it as an open invitation for others to collaborate with you and your project, rather than a packaged proposal that is submitted for review. Some questions that might help: What’s your project’s area of inquiry? What questions do you hope to address? What types of activities will take place through your project over the year? For example, will you host visiting lecturers, reading groups, workshops, discussions, colloquia, or symposia? And, lastly, what forms of collaboration are you interested in—do you plan to collaborate with other campus working groups or community partners?

See our tips for writing for the web.

3. Image

Feel free to send 2-3 images and we can see which one works best. Preferred size is at least 456 x 245 pixels.

4. Project year

Please specify if this is your project’s first, second, or third year of Simpson Center funding. Please also list the year and name of previous Simpson Center-funded projects that led to you current project so that we can sync archived webpages with your current work.

5. Primary contacts

Please send the names and departmental affiliations of all project collaborators. Also, let us know which of them may be contacted by email through the website should visitors want to get in touch with them—and at which email address they’d prefer to be contacted.

6. Five keywords

Keywords anchor your project and allow you to articulate your work to a field of scholarship and bridge your work to other, more crossdisciplinary contexts. See our list of keywords for suggestions and feel free to suggest your own if you feel they better reflect your project.

7. URL shortcut (optional)

We can build a shorter URL to quickly refer others to your project page (e.g., These are useful for printed flyers.

8. Other communications platforms that visitors can use to engage with your project, if you have them

Does your project have a pre-existing website that you’d like us to link to? A blog? A Facebook page or Twitter account? A listserv? Let us know and we can include links to these on your project page.

9. For conference organizers – additional considerations:

If your project includes a conference, you may also wish to list panel themes and speaker names. Conference organizers may also want to include links to or information about registration (if reservations are being managed online), as well as information regarding hotel accommodations, parking, and transportation.

To request updates to your project webpage once it has launched, please email your edits to Please allow for a two week turnaround.



Feel free to send 2-3 and we can see which one fits best in the space. Preferred size is at least 456 x 245 pixels.


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