Publication Subsidy Scheme
Applications for the Publication Subsidy Scheme are now open.
The Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality scholarly publication in the humanities. Subsidies of up to $3000 are awarded to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps and copyright fees. The scheme is designed to assist Humanities scholars based in Australia.
How to apply
Applications for the Publication Subsidy Scheme must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online application system
Please note: SmartyGrants allows users to save and return to their applications.
Applications close at 5pm AEST on Wednesday March 29 2017.
Information you will need to provide:
- synopsis of the publication (max. 3 pages)
- itemised cost estimate
- scholarly assessment of the work
- letter of support from the publisher and a reader’s report
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, whose principal place of residence is in Australia.
Applicants must also be working in the Humanities, defined as those discipline areas for which the Academy is responsible: Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics; Philosophy and the History of Ideas; Religion; Cultural and Communication Studies; and The Arts.
For more information regarding eligibility, please see the Rules of the Award
and Frequently Asked Questions
Applications are assessed by the Academy’s Awards Committee on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated need for a subsidy. Priority is given to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publication, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps.
Applicants need to prove that they have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would go either unpublished or be published in a diminished capacity.
Preference will be given to scholars in the early stages of their careers and relative to opportunity.
Notification of Outcome
Applicants will be notified 6–8 weeks after the closing date of the scheme.