Funding projects that help push dialogue, critical engagement, and scholarly projects forward is the highest priority of the Institute."

Alexis Boylan, UCHI Director of Academic Affairs

Humanities Book Support Awards

Funds provide support for the production of book-length scholarship by UConn tenured, tenure-track, and in-residence faculty and published by professional presses. It aims to ensure that books of significant scholarly value by University of Connecticut CLAS faculty can be published expeditiously.

This money is provided for the expenses that arise from the final stage of publishing and thus does not fund research or travel expenses. Funds provided by the Humanities Book Support Award most often support a publisher-required subvention, but may also support other requirements, e.g., fees associated with the rights for use of copyrighted material, illustration costs, indexing, and printing costs. Faculty seeking research and travel support should contact their departments and consider applying to UCHI’s research funding, the OVPR’s Scholarship Facilitation Fund, and CLAS Internal Funding Opportunities.

The Humanities Book Support Award offers a maximum of $2000 to fund single-authored/co-authored monographs, edited/co-edited collections, and/or scholarly editions. Textbooks are not eligible. The money will be paid directly to the scholar’s research account. It will be expected that if awarded, this funding will be recognized in the acknowledgements of the published book and other materials relating to the promotion of the publication.

Application Information

There are no deadlines for applications. Proposals will be considered on a rolling basis, with responses provided to applicants in about four weeks. Faculty members who wish to apply for funds should submit the following information:

  • 1–2 page cover letter that includes a) the scholarly importance of the manuscript, b) reasons for the subvention and c) the amount of support requested.
  • 1–2 page C.V.
  • Letter from the professional press to indicate that the book is under contract. (Note: letter must explicitly state that a contract is in place, signed, and an estimated publication date. No request will be considered with a formal book contract in evidence.)

Send above materials as one PDF to the Committee chair, Stephen Dyson (