Texas Tech University

Subvention Awards


The Humanities Center invites applications for a subvention award of up to $1,000 to help defray some author costs incurred in publishing academic writing with reputable presses. Applicants may request funds for the cost of acquiring rights to copyrighted material or of acquiring images and/or rights to reproduce these in a forthcoming humanities book or article; for reprint permissions; special appendices; indexing or copy editing; or for press subsidies. Funds will be awarded on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they become aware of subvention needs. The Center would like to offer up to three awards during each academic year.

Your application should include an abstract of your book or article; a table of contents if the publication is a book; a copy of your contract with the publisher (and/or a letter from the publisher indicating intent to publish); a list of illustrations with captions (if funds are being requested for images); a list of expenses/budget that details the cost of acquiring the images or rights to copyrighted material (submit receipts if you have already acquired materials); a contract or letter of agreement with a copy editor or indexer, if applicable, with clear pricing parameters; and the anticipated publication date.

Please include in your statement your name, academic rank, department, and full contact information, including cell phone number.

Applications should be submitted with all documents in a single PDF to humanitiescenter@ttu.edu. Please be sure to use the following subject line: (Your last name) Subvention Award. Applications will be vetted by the Humanities Center Board.

Please send any questions to humanitiescenter@ttu.edu.