Whiting Diversity Grants

2011 Whiting Diversity Grants are open to all qualified employees of AAUP member presses who are identified as a member of an underrepresented group within AAUP. Applicants must be a permanent (full or part time) staff member at an AAUP full, international, or associate member press and must have a least one one year of university press experience. AAUP will cover the meeting registration fee. Lodging and travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $1000.

Congratulations to this year's Whiting Diversity Grant Recipients:
Gregory Smith, Administrator of e-Marketing and Publishing Services, SUNY Press
Latasha Watters, Marketing Coordinator, University of Alabama Press
Kerry Webb, Acquisitions Editor, University of Tennessee Press


Whiting Newcomer Grants

2011 Whiting Newcomer Grants are open to all qualified employees of AAUP member presses who have never attended an AAUP Annual Meeting. Newcomer Grants cover the registration fee to the AAUP Annual Meeting only (travel expenses and pre-meeting workshop fees are not reimbursed).

Congratulations to this year's Whiting Newcomer Grant Recipients:
Aiden Amos, Editorial Assistant, New York University Press
William Cerbone, Editorial Associate and Assistant to the Director, Fordham University Press
Russell Damian, Project Assistant, University of North Carolina Press
Gisela Fosado, Editorial Associate, Duke University Press
Jennifer Gravley, Publicity Manager, University of Missouri Press
Peter Mikulas, Acquiring Editor, Rutgers University Press
Parker Smathers, Acquisitions Editor, Wesleyan University Press
Amelia Wise, Advertising Manager, Cornell University Press


BookMobile/CrossRef Early Career Grants

Generously funded by CrossRef and BookMobile, these grants will cover up to $1,100 in registration fees and travel expenses for individuals with less than three years experience at an AAUP member press to attend their first AAUP Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to this year's Early Career Grant Recipients:
Crissie Johnson, Managing Editor, University of Alabama Press
Maggie Sattler, Direct Marketing Coordinator, University of Minnesota Press


AAUP/WiSP Professional Development Grants

Women in Scholarly Publishing (WiSP) has generously made its Career Development Funds available to allow individuals who work or freelance for AAUP member presses to attend the AAUP Annual Meeting and/or pre-meeting workshops. The 2011 AAUP/WiSP Professional Development Grant will provide up to $1,500 to qualified applicants for registration fees and travel expenses. The grant is geared toward mid-level career development and applicants should have worked or freelanced for an AAUP or other recognized scholarly press for at least 3 years in the course of their careers. Two grants will be awarded in 2011, one to a freelancer and one to a member press staff representative. Both women and men are eligible to apply.

Congratulations to this year's WiSP Staff Grant Recipient:
Peter Froehlich, Rights and Permissions Manager, Indiana University Press

Congratulations to this year's WiSP Freelance Grant Recipient:
Kaelin Chappell Broaddus


Eckersley Memorial Grant

The Richard Eckersley Memorial Grant is offered to an emerging university press designer to cover registration costs to the 2011 AAUP Production and Design Managers Meeting and 2011 AAUP Annual Meeting. Eckersley, one of the most widely admired book designers of recent history, was also committed to the encouragement and professional development of new designers in the field. A colleague once wrote: “His influence is quiet and steady, as he is—but brilliant and central to the mission of AAUP.” That influence is carried on by this professional development opportunity made possible through the Eckersley Memorial Fund.

Congratulations to this year's Eckersley Memorial Grant Recipient:
Nathan Putens, Graphic Designer, University of Nebraska Press


Western Presses Travel Grants

AAUP is making the Western Press regional meetings surplus funds available as annual meeting travel grants to staff from full and associate member presses with annual net sales under $1.5 million located in the Western region of North America. Travel grants of $500 will be provided to one staff representative from a qualified member press to assist with travel expenses to attend the 2011 AAUP Annual Meeting in Baltimore. A list of eligible presses is listed on the application form. Only one person per press can receive a grant. Grants are available on a first come first serve basis, but there is enough funding for all eligible presses in 2011.

Download a Western Presses Travel Grant application.