A variety of grants are available for both registration fees and travel expenses for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The grant awards were announced April 19.

Whiting Diversity Grants

2013 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 at least one one year of university press experience. AAUP will cover the meeting registration fee. Lodging and travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,000.

Two Whiting Diversity Grants have been awarded in 2013, to the following individuals:
Lila Marie Sanchez, Production Editor, University of New Mexico Press
Miguel Sandoval, IT Specialist and Digital Asset Manager, New York University Press

Whiting Newcomer Grants

2013 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).

Five Whiting Newcomer Grants have been awarded in 2013, to the following individuals:

Rebecca Allen, Marketing Coordinator, TCU Press
Suzanne Axland, Marketing Director, University of South Carolina Press
Dianna Gilroy, Production Editor, Purdue University Press
Jason Leppig, Marketing Manager, Island Press
Alex Wolfe, Managing Editor, University of Pittsburgh Press.

CrossRef Early Career Grants

Generously funded by CrossRef, this grant covers up to $1,500 in registration fees and travel expenses for an individual with less than three years experience at an AAUP member press to attend their first AAUP Annual Meeting.

In 2013, the CrossRef Early Career Grant has been awarded to Joelle Smith-Borne, Managing Editor, Vanderbilt University Press.

AAUP/WiSP Professional Development Grants

Women in Scholarly Publishing (WiSP) has generously made its Career Development Funds available to allow individuals who work for AAUP member presses to attend the AAUP Annual Meeting and/or pre-meeting workshops. The 2013 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 for an AAUP or other recognized scholarly press for at least 3 years in the course of their careers. This is the last year that funds will be available for these grants.

The 2013 WiSP Professional Development Grant has been awarded to Allison Means, Marketing Manager, University of Iowa Press.

Western Presses Travel Grants

The Western Press regional meetings surplus funds are 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 2013 AAUP Annual Meeting in Boston.

Eligible presses include:

Abilene Christian University Press
University of Alaska Press
University of Alberta Press
University of Arkansas Press
Athabasca University Press
Baylor University Press
University of Calgary Press
University Press of Colorado
University of Nevada Press
University of North Texas Press
Oregon State University Press
Southern Methodist University Press
Texas Christian University Press
Texas Tech University Press
University of Utah Press
Washington State University Press
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Only one person per press may receive a grant; funds are limited.