Humanities Book Support Award

UCHI is pleased to offer, in collaboration with the CLAS Dean’s Office, the HUMANITIES BOOK SUPPORT AWARD. This award is meant to provide support for book-length publications.


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 regardless of market value. 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 Committee most often support a publisher-required subvention, but with special justification they may support other requirements, e.g., fees associated with the rights for use of copyrighted material, illustration costs, and printing costs. Faculty should seek research and travel support from their departments, the Institutes, and the Scholarship Facilitation Fund.

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.


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 offering the 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.)
  • If the subventions costs cannot be covered by the $2000 HUMANITIES BOOK SUPPORT AWARD support, please explain what other support monies can be accessed.



Send above materials as ONE pdf to the Committee chair,

The committee is, Associate Director, Humanities Institute (Chair); Kent Holsinger, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School; Gustavo Nanclares, Associate Professor of Spanish, Head of Literatures, Cultures and Languages; and Cathy Schlund-Vials, Associate Dean for the Humanities, CLAS (ex officio).