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Publication Subvention

Faculty may apply for subvention grants of up to $1,500. These grants will contribute solely to lowering the purchase price of a book or other publication.

Applicants should provide a letter of request; a synopsis of the project; a publication contract from a reputable academic or university press; or academic imprint of a commercial/trade press; along with evidence of peer review. The Board will not consider requests when securing a subvention is a condition of publication.

Applicants should submit materials electronically to leah.kalmanson@drake.edu. The following deadlines will be used:

Fall 2019: The Board will meet in early September and early November to consider applications that will draw on the budget for fiscal year ’20. These funds must be used before July 1, 2020. To ensure that your request is given consideration at either of these meetings, please submit applications before August 30, 2019, for consideration at the September meeting, or November 1, 2019, for consideration at the November meeting. Remaining fiscal year ‘20 funds will continue to be awarded in the spring, based on availability, and the Board will begin accepting applications for fiscal year ‘21. 

Spring 2020: The Board will meet on the first Friday of each month in spring 2020, including Feb. 7, March 6, April 3, and May 1. Please submit funding requests one week in advance of any given meeting, to ensure consideration at that meeting. Spring deadlines fall on Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 27, and April 24. Requests for pre-tenure sabbatical support must be submitted by Jan. 31 ahead of the first spring meeting. In general, requests for retroactive funding will not be considered, but faculty may inquire with the Director if extenuating circumstances arise.   

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