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Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME)

Program Deadline: March 15, 2021 11:59pm

Eligibility

We invite applications from faculty in full-time positions on continuing contracts at NYU in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who have completed a monograph and are under contract to a participating AAUP press or other non-profit publisher press. Books that have been published are not eligible for TOME. Special consideration is given to faculty at the early stages of their career. If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact the Center directly.

Funding

Up to $15,000 per successful application, to be provided to the publisher to support the costs of publishing and dissemination of the open-access (i.e., free to readers) digital edition. In special cases, such as the presence of extensive illustrations, audiovisual examples, or custom digital design, a book may warrant a larger amount. If the publisher does not require the full $15,000, a smaller amount will be awarded.

Application Instructions

All application components must be submitted electronically via the online application. Applicants and publishers are expected to work together to provide the necessary information about the project.

1. Applicant Information

Applicants will be asked to include personal information, including full title, department, and school.

2. Project Information

Applicants will be asked to include the title of the project and the key dates of publication in addition to the documents listed below.

Statement of Purpose (Word Document or PDF)

In no more than 1000 words, submit a statement of the work’s intellectual purpose and significance, and its appropriateness for the values supported by this initiative. In addition, applications should address the following questions:

Why is open access (OA) valuable for this particular book?
Describe the author’s other open access activities, if any.
How will the author work to promote the open access edition?
Questions for the publisher:
Describe the publisher’s other open access activities, if any.
How will your publisher make the OA edition available?
Under which Creative Commons license will be book be licensed?
How will the publisher promote and market the open access edition?
How much funding is requested in order to publish the book OA?      

Budget (Word Document or PDF)

Submit a budget for the book. The publisher should provide specific line-items (e.g. plant and paper-printing-and-binding (PP&B)) and their estimate of income lost due to the publication of the OA edition. The budget should include the TOME grant.

Contract (Word Document or PDF)

Include a copy of your publication contract.

Selection Criteria and Review Process

Each proposal is reviewed by the selection committee and will be evaluated in accordance with the applicant’s statement of the work’s intellectual purpose and significance, and its appropriateness for the values supported by this initiative.