This program supports faculty publications by reimbursing faculty authors for certain costs of the publication of a book, article or other form of publication (e.g., exhibits, performances) not covered by the publisher, up to a limit of $3,000 per publication.
The program ordinarily pays for:
- The cost of permissions not paid for by the press or the journal publishing the faculty member's work;
- Special costs such as illustrations, reprint fees, editing, indexing, etc., for either an article or a book;
- Other types of equivalent expenses involved in the "publication" of creative works in other media (music, drama, visual arts, electronic arts, etc.); and/or
- Up to 75% of subvention costs (so long as the total requested falls under the $3,000 limit) in cases in which a subvention is required for publication. In such cases, the applicant must submit evidence attesting to the quality of the press, the need for the subvention, and the publisher's contribution.
The program ordinarily does not pay for:
- Research, travel, or other expenses leading to publication; or
- Any form of publicity for the publication.
Any full-time faculty member in the humanities (including full-time affiliates), regardless of status. Co-authors are expected to share costs equally.
Standards for Proposals
Any reasonable expense, given the summary above, necessary for the publication of a book, article, or work in another medium is eligible if the cost is not one covered by the publisher. Faculty members who are uncertain whether their expenses qualify for reimbursement under this program should contact the director.
Applicants requesting reimbursement should specify the amount and nature of the costs involved and should support their requests with appropriate documents, including a bill or invoice that shows the faculty has paid the costs and proof that the work has been accepted for publication. The director authorizes the reimbursement and announces it at the next meeting of the steering committee. For subvention requests and unusual requests for other reimbursements, the director submits the request to the committee for consultation.
Faculty may submit requests at any time during the year. Since the committee as a whole discusses requests for subventions, those, and other unusual requests, should be submitted by the last working day of the month preceding the next committee meeting.