The Center offers a limited number of small grants that provide support to eligible faculty with book publication contracts. Grants will be distributed on an as-needed basis and are dependent on available funding. Support funds may be used for expenses related to publications near final in-press stage such as: 

  • competitive book subventions
  • indexing and permissions assistance
  • illustration or mapping services 

Applications for book subventions require a contract stating the specified subvention requirement. Monographs will have first priority, however, edited volumes of all types are eligible to receive support. Indexing and image development or permissions assistance require a book contract and a proposed contract with a service provider. Requests for support will be evaluated by an advisory board selection committee each term. 

Tenure-track or tenured faculty who have secured publication contracts for a monograph or edited collection. Assistant professors and former Center research fellows are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Collect the below materials into a pdf. Title the file “NAME-PUBLICATION GRANT” and email to [email protected]. Include:

  • a summary of the project—written in language understandable to nonspecialists—that describes the research questions, the approach and argument, and the book’s intervention within the field. Please indicate all sources and amounts of research funding received for the project. (1-2 pages)
  • an estimated budget for the category of expense
  • a signed copy of the contract with the publisher

Applicants will receive an email indicating acceptance of materials, and notification of status will be sent within 3 weeks. Grant recipients will work with Center staff and ASBC to process expense transactions in line with University policy.


Outcomes for these grants should include successful book publications.

Previous Publication Grant Recipients

Spanish So White: Conversations on the Inconvenient Racism of a 'Foreign' Language Education

Multilingual Matters, 2023

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Tracing the Path of Yoga: The History and Philosophy of Indian Mind-Body Discipline

SUNY Press, 2021

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The Loss of the ‘Trades Increase’: An Early Modern Maritime Catastrophe

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021

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Eulogy for Burying a Crane and the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

University of Washington Press, 2019

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Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019

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