Publication Subsidy Scheme

Applications for this year’s Publications Subsidy Scheme closed on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

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.


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have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would go either unpublished or be published in a diminished capacity.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.

Further information

For more details, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860.


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