Funding Categories Considered in Fall and Spring Rounds

The Simpson Center administers two funding rounds per year, in Fall and Spring Quarters. Both Fall and Spring rounds support the same funding term, July through June of the following year. Grant applications are reviewed and selected for support by the Simpson Center Executive Board. 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.

Applications for some categories are accepted in both the Fall and Spring; however, some categories are only open during one funding round, as noted below.

Funding Categories Open for Fall Application:

Fellowships:

  • Summer Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowships support four faculty and four doctoral students pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. *Fall submission only
  • Society of Scholars Research Fellowships – The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community in which eight faculty and three doctoral students from across disciplines in the humanities and interpretive social sciences contribute to and learn from one another’s work in bi-weekly meetings throughout the academic year. *Fall submission only

Collaborative Projects:

  • Collaboration Studio Grants furnish UW faculty groups with release time (one course each) or summer salary support to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure crossdisciplinary research and facilitate publication. *Fall submission only
  • Colloquia and Conferences range from speaker series to international research or working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
  • Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters aim to seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.
  • Large-scale Collaborations fund extended, crossdisciplinary collaborative projects which are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.
  • Public Scholarship: Community Engagement grants support projects which promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.
  • Full Professor Crossdisciplinary Conversation Award supports research projects of a faculty member at the rank of Professor 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

 

Funding Categories Open for Spring Application:

Collaborative Projects:

  • Colloquia and Conferences range from speaker series to international research or working conferences, and are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.
  • Crossdisciplinary Research Clusters aim to seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.
  • Graduate Interest Groups (GIGs) 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.
  • Public Scholarship: Community Engagement grants support projects which promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.
  • Full Professor Crossdisciplinary Conversation Award supports research projects of a faculty member at the rank of Professor that would benefit from cross-disciplinary engagement with a faculty member in another field.

 

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