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Publication Subvention Grants

(Updated Summer 2021)

Publication subventions provide support for certain production costs that publishers are generally unable to cover. Subventions are available to eligible faculty who have already secured a formal publication contract for a book or journal article.

Award funds are transferred from the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities to the appropriate department. It is up to awardees to work with their department to ensure that they are following the University’s policies regarding payments and reimbursements before any funds are expended.

Ongoing until funds are depleted.

Regular faculty including tenure-track or tenured faculty at the assistant professor level or above, professional library staff members, and lecturers with continuing appointments are eligible to apply.

Recipients are limited to one subvention grant per year.

The maximum award is $1,000.

Application Instructions:

The materials described below must be collected into a single PDF file and sent via email to Megan Skord.

1.  A description of the book or article

Not to exceed four double-spaced pages. The description should be written in plain language, free of jargon, and be understandable to someone who might not have specialized knowledge of the applicant’s area of study. The description should be narrative in form and cover the following matters:

2.  Proposed budget, itemized by categories of expense

Non-allowable expenses include:

3.  A signed, current copy of the contract with the publisher. This contract should stipulate the subvention amount requested and details on how the funds will be used.

4.  A curriculum vitae

5.  Other research funding

List all current funding for the proposed project. Include source and amount, and if appropriate, grant number, project title, grant period, and direct costs for current and future years. If support is currently available to you from any other university or non-university source, explain why it may not be used for the costs of monograph production.

6. Previous support from the University Research Grant Committee (URGC).

Specify source, date, amount, and purpose of each instance of both faculty research grants and subvention awards.


Please email Megan Skord for additional information.