Subvention

Assist humanities faculty with subvention costs for single-authored and co-authored works in any language, including creative works.

 

The IHR will make available a limited number of grants to assist full-time tenured and tenure-track ASU humanities faculty with subvention costs for single-authored and co-authored works in any language, including creative works (novels, books of essays or poetry). These grants are designed to support those whose publishers require subvention funding. Although subvention grants generally provide support for monographs, requests for edited volumes will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The IHR's subvention program has a rolling deadline. 

 
Eligible expenses also include those that, if uncovered, would prevent the publication from going forward, such as extraordinary printing costs for:

  • Illustrations
  • Maps
  • Cover art
  • Other costs to be considered on a case-by-case basis

Ineligible expenses include:

  • Costs for indexing, copyright permissions, and rights
  • Costs for publishing textbooks
  • Costs for hiring an outside editor

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • publisher’s requirement of subvention
  • history and background on the press
  • scholarly record of the applicant
  • priority will be given to those who have not received publication support from the IHR in the last three years

Application Instructions

Combine the following in a single PDF and submit to ihr@asu.edu:

  • Author's statement about the significance of the publication or creative work to their career and field (1-2 pages)
  • list past IHR subvention support, if applicable 
  • Subvention cost justification and amount ($250-$1000)
  • Author's CV
  • Documents from the press
    • Acceptance letter for the manuscript
    • Written policy about or stated requirement for subvention funding

Applications will be considered by the IHR leadership team. Anticipated response time: 3-6 weeks.

Terms and Conditions

Recipients of grants must agree to:

  • Recognize the IHR's support in the acknowledgments section of the book
  • Provide the IHR with a copy of the book upon publication