Publishing subvention

This funding opportunity is open to all academic faculty with a research expectation and who have a contract to produce scholarly or creative work, such as a book, monograph or multimedia work, and need assistance with production costs.

Who can apply and what is covered?
Academic faculty who already have a contract from a reputable publisher/company, and need to finance the production costs can apply for this competitive opportunity. Faculty may apply for up to $1,000 (alternatively up to 30% of the total cost, whichever is lowest) from Research & Innovation to defray costs associated with book subventions, copyright costs, CD/music/video production costs, and so on.

What is not covered?
Open access journal publications, vanity press publications, among other similar venues, are not covered by the funding.

What applications are competitive?
A financial match of one-to-one is required from applicants' departments and/or deans. In addition, competitive applications will be only those that are considered relevant to scholarly advancement, such as promotion/tenure/annual evaluations (thus not vanity press type work or self-publishing).

What are the expected outcomes?
The outcomes will be a copy of the product to the library and participation in the Research & Innovation annual showcase.

The application process:
The application shall consist of:

  • A cover page, with the name of the applicant, title of the project, and the total amount requested
  • A one-page description of the project, its timeline and outcomes
  • A one-to-one match pledge is required
  • A copy of the publisher’s/company’s contract, including complete budget information

Who reviews the applications?
The applications will be reviewed and ranked by a committee of associate deans from the colleges interested in this program and a representative from Research & Innovation.

Applications to be emailed to Ahmad Itani, associate vice president for research, at by Monday, Mar. 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.