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Grants for Book Publication Subventions

OVERVIEW: The NYU Center for the Humanities has available a limited number of grants in support of the publication of books with a humanistic focus. These are to cover costs incurred in the publication of monographs, edited collections, or translations. Summer 2021 we are pleased to expand this program to support research expenses leading to publication.

The Center will award grants of between $500 and $1,500 on a competitive basis. Funds will be transferred to the grantees’ school/department and administered locally according to that unit’s fiscal regulations and deadlines.

ELIGIBILITY: We invite applications from faculty in full-time positions on continuing contracts at NYU in the arts or humanities. Special consideration is given to faculty at the early stages of their career and those with book contracts in hand. Awarded faculty are eligible to submit a new application five years after their initial grant date. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact the Center directly.

FUNDING: Grants of between $500 and $1,500 per successful applicant will be awarded. Funds can be applied toward costs incurred directly by the author in the process of publishing a monograph or edited volume, including assistance with obtaining permissions for images and other copyrighted materials, indexing, and costs associated with translation. Summer 2021 we are also pleased to be able to make funds available for research expenses (e.g., to pay a student research assistant, purchase of books or other research materials, etc.), provided these are allowed by the grantee’s school/department. Please note that we cannot provide funds to subsidize a publisher’s production costs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: An application must be submitted electronically via the online application form (link below) by midnight June 6, 2021. Applicants will be asked to upload the following documents in Word or PDF format:

Description of Publication/Project
Please include a one-page statement describing the intellectual purpose and significance of the project and/or publication, to include a brief budget indicating how awarded funds would be used.

Applicant’s CV
Please upload a brief CV.

Publisher’s Contract
Please provide a copy of your publication contract (if applicable).

DEADLINE: Midnight, June 6, 2021.

SELECTION CRITERIA: Each proposal is evaluated in accordance with the applicant’s statement of its intellectual purpose and significance. Special consideration is given to faculty at the early stages of their career and those with book contracts in hand. We will notify applicants as soon as possible, but no later than July 1.

Opportunity Deadline:June 6, 2021 11:59pm