Grants-in-Aid for Book Publication Subventions


Since September 2013, the Grants-in-Aid competition is devoted exclusively to publication assistance. Funds are limited and awarded on a rolling basis.

The Humanities Initiative makes available a limited number of grants in support of the publication of books with a humanistic focus. These Grants-in-Aid provide financial assistance for publication costs.


All full-time faculty and departments are eligible to apply once every three years.


Full-time faculty with contracts in hand are eligible for up to $1500 to be applied toward specific costs incurred in the process of publishing a monograph or edition: subventions requested by the publisher, assistance with obtaining permissions, and costs associated with translation.

Selection Criteria

Each proposal is reviewed by the Humanities Initiative Grant-in-Aid Subcommittee and is evaluated in accordance with the applicant’s statement of its intellectual purpose and significance. Funds are limited and deadline is rolling.

Required application components

All application components must be submitted electronically via the online application.

1. Applicant Information and Outline

  • Applicant’s name
  • Applicant’s full title (professor, associate professor, assistant professor, etc.)
  • Applicant’s department and school
  • Applicant’s office address, including phone number
  • Applicant’s e-mail address, Net ID, and NYU ID number (N #)
  • Title of proposed publication
  • Amount requested
  • Duration/key dates of publication

2. Description of Publication (Upload .DOC or .PDF)

Please include a clear statement, consisting of no more than 1000 words, describing the intellectual purpose and significance of the publication.

3. Budget (Upload .DOC, .XLS or .PDF)

Itemized publication costs on one page. If appropriate, indicate other sources of funding for which you have applied and include confirming documentation. If other funds have already been committed or secured, please indicate sources and amounts.

4. Contract (Upload .DOC, .PDF)

Include a copy of a publication contract.

Application Deadline

Applications for the Grants-in-Aid for Book Publication will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, please note that funds are limited.


Applicants will be notified of award decisions approximately six (6) weeks after applying.

Further Information

Questions regarding applications should be addressed to