Funding opportunity announcement: Publishing Subvention

Proposal deadlines

Last Friday in March by 5 p.m., Pacific Time, submitted via InfoReady Review.

Program description

This funding opportunity provides funds to defray costs associated with book subventions or the production of multimedia pieces. Qualifying expenses may include copyright costs, translation services, recording, production subvention, illustrations, etc.

Leadership contacts

Administrative contacts

Award information

Anticipated Funding Amount: Up to $1,000 per award. See budgetary information for details.

Matching funds are required. The amount of matching funds must be equal to the amount requested from Research & Innovation (a 1:1 match).

Eligibility information

Applicants must hold at least a 50% academic faculty appointment at the University of Nevada, Reno and have a current role statement that includes research or professional development responsibilities.

Proposal preparation and submission instructions

The application must consist of:

  • Standard cover page as outlined in the proposal cover page format section
  • Proposal, up to three pages, that includes:
    • Description of the project
    • Expected Outcomes
    • Timeline for completion
  • A copy of the publisher’s/company’s contract
  • Budget and justification as outlined in the budgetary information section
  • Letter detailing where the matching funds will come from signed by the person with authority to commit those funds
  • CV or biosketch in the format customary in the field

Applications must be submitted through InfoReady Review.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. by the due date in the deadlines section.

Submission questions should be emailed to

Budgetary information

In a table format, provide a budget request that itemizes costs in each category relevant to your request. The budget must include the total of the requested amount and the required one-to-one cost share. In addition, a budget narrative must be included to describe each component of the budget and explain how each item is required to achieve the aims of the project.

Budgets up to $1,000 may be requested to defray costs associated with book subventions, copyright costs, CD/music/video production costs, etc. Matching funds are required. The amount of matching funds must be equal to the amount requested from Research & Innovation (a 1:1 match).

Funds may not be used for hosting expenses.

Review and selection process

Applications for Publishing Subventions will be reviewed by an external review service and evaluated on the criteria below. The Associate Vice President for Research and the Vice President for Research and Innovation review the comments and ranking recommendations from the external review service before making the final determination.

Review criteria

Applications for Publishing Subventions will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • Intellectual merit
  • The prestige of the publishing venue or press within the applicant’s field
  • Clarity and presentation
  • Feasibility
  • Benefits to the researcher/faculty member
  • Potential for future external funding
  • Potential for further interdisciplinary research, creative or scholarly activity

Grant administration information

Notification of the grant award

Notification of funding will be made by email from the Associate Vice President for Research. Notification of funding will be made to the faculty applicant, their chair, and to the relevant department administrator. Award notifications will be made to the applicants within two weeks after receipt of the review committee’s recommendation.

Award conditions

Funding is for a 12-month performance period during the fiscal year indicated in the notification of grant award. Awarded funds are retained by Research & Innovation and not transferred to another cost center.

A worktag will be assigned after notification of funding. All submitted expenses must comply with University and NSHE policies and be related to the work described in the approved application.

Reporting requirements

Awardees are required to respond to an annual survey requesting details on the outcome of their award.


Awardees must supply a copy of the product to the University Libraries and the Office of Digital Learning.

If Research & Innovation holds a showcase poster session, the awardee must present their relevant work.


Proposal cover page format

Date submitted:
Name of internal grant:
[ex. Publishing Subvention]
PI (include department/college):
Co-PIs (include department/college):
Collaborators (include department/college):
Project title:
Project performance period: [from July 1 through June 30]
Total project costs requested:
Amount and source of matching funds:

Brief summary of proposed research:
Provide a four to five sentence summary of the proposed research project.

Relevance to the pursuit of external funding:
Convey the importance of this funding request to your longer-term plan to obtain external research funding.

Statement that you have secured the required matching funding:
Affirm that you have secured any matching funding, as required, and indicate the source of those funds (college/department/F&A, etc.).