Simpson Center Projects

Faculty and graduate students lead projects promoting intellectual discovery across boundaries.

Black and white logo for project "Where the House was," with cranes replacing the "r" in "where" and the "h" in "the"
Where the House Was Where the House Was is a documentary film about literature, place, and community. The film chronicles the demolition of the old Richard Hugo House, Seattle’s... Read more
Collaboration Studio Grants provide UW faculty groups with leave to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure cross-disciplinary research and to work toward publication. Colloquia and Conferences include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests. Graduate Research Clusters (formerly Graduate Interest Groups) encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities.
Large Scale Collaborations fund extended crossdisciplinary, collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives. Next Generation Humanities PhD This initiative, launched in 2016, contributes to nationwide conversations about developing new approaches to doctoral education.
Public Scholarship supports projects that promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.