The Simpson Center Collaborative Projects and Lecture Nominations

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The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities administers two funding rounds per year, in Fall and Spring Quarters. Proposed projects should be led by UW faculty and/or graduate students, require $1,000 or more in funding, and be planned for the subsequent academic year.

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. 

Deadline: 11/6/2021. View website for more details.