Recognizing that the cost of publication of scholarly books sometimes falls at least partially on the shoulders of the scholar, the Research Program Manager for the College of Liberal Arts will provide funds to help offset the costs for creative and scholarly book subventions. These funds are prioritized for items essential to the production of the book such as obligatory press subsidies, permissions, or indexes. Generally, the maximum award will not exceed $1,500. Cost sharing is encouraged, as well as support from co-authors' institutions, when applicable.  Other, third-party sources can also be identified.  Please contact the CLA Research Program Manager to strategize ways to find additional support.

Publication Subvention grants are intended to assist with and offset the costs of manuscript publication, and are not intended to cover the entire costs. Subventions are considered particularly appropriate in cases where publication costs are unusually high due to artwork, maps, photographs, and other special production elements.

Direct questions to the CLA Research Program Manager, eric.dickey@oregonstate.edu, 541 737 1537.

Eligibility

The Publication Subvention Grants program is open to full-time CLA tenure-track or tenured faculty for whom research, scholarship, and/or creative activities are assigned as one of their primary job responsibilities.

Deadline

Publication Subvention requests are welcome at any time, but must be submitted to CLA before the final manuscript goes to press.

To apply

  • Complete the Publication Subvention application form.
  • Proof of a contract to publish your book.
  • Relevant correspondence or guidelines from the press regarding subvention requests.
  • If the subvention need is not detailed in the book contract, a memo or a bill from the press specifying the amount and need (e.g., photographs, permissions, indexing, etc.) for the subvention funds.

School Approval

  • Email the request and supporting documents to your School Director for approval.
  • Your director’s signature is required on the application form. The signature commits the school’s support of 25% of the total request.

Submit your signed application materials to the CLA Research Program Manager:  eric.dickey@oregonstate.edu, 541 737 1537.

All other things being equal, preference will be given to projects that enhance the status and visibility of the College and the University