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Grant Opportunities

Staff from AUPresses Regular Members (formerly known as full, associate, and international members) and Affiliate member presses are eligible for the grants below. Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the Association's Board of Directors.

The application deadline was Friday, April 6, 2018. Recipients make their own travel and hotel arrangements, and provide the Association with a report about their experiences at the meeting.

Contact Susan Patton ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions. Individuals can apply for more than one grant.

If you missed the deadline or did not receive a grant,  AUPresses offers other registration promotions for members.

Early Career Grants

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Generously sponsored by Baker & Taylor and MDPI, these grants cover up to $1,800 to put toward registration fees and travel expenses for an individual to attend their first annual meeting. Applicants must have more than six months but less than three years of experience in scholarly publishing.

2018 Early Career Grants were awarded to

Elizabeth Laska, Assistant Editor, University of Alaska Press
Javier McCarthy, Information Technologist, The University of West Indies Press

Qualifications:

  1. Applicant must be a permanent full-time staff member at a Regular or Affiliate AUPresses member with a start date at their current press that is prior to September 26, 2017.
  2. Applicant must have less than three years of experience in scholarly publishing.
  3. Applicant may not have attended an AUPresses (previously "AAUP") Annual Meeting in the past.
  4. Applicants from presses where a staff member received a 2017 Early Career Grant are not eligible to apply.

 

 Newcomer Registration Grants

Three Newcomer Grants will be awarded to individuals who would like to attend their first AUPresses Annual Meeting. Grant recipients are responsible for ALL transportation and lodging expenses. Newcomer Grants cover your full meeting registration fee (workshop fees are not included).

Qualifications:

  1. Applicant must be a permanent full-time staff member at a Regular or Affiliate AUPresses member with a start date prior to March 26, 2017.
  2. Applicant may not have attended an AUPresses (previously "AAUP") Annual Meeting in the past.
  3. Applicants from presses where a staff member received a 2017 Early Career Grant or 2017 Newcomer Grant are not eligible to apply.

2018 Newcomer Grants were awarded to

Emily Bandy, Assistant to the Director, University Press of Mississippi
Sydney Garcia, Publicist and Exhibits Coordinator, New York University Press
Julie Van Pelt, Senior Project Editor, University of Washington Press

Diversity Grants

Diversity Grants are open to all qualified employees of AUPresses members who are identified as a member of an underrepresented group within the Association. AUPresses will waive the annual meeting registration fees and reimburse lodging and travel expenses up to $1,100.

2018 Diversity Grants were awarded to

Manjit Kaur, Journals Manager, University of Nebraska Press
Debra Tang, Editorial Associate, University of Hawai’i Press

Qualifications:

  1. Applicant must be a permanent full or part-time staff member at a Regular or Affiliate AUPresses member with a start date prior to March 26, 2017.
  2. Applicant may not have attended an AUPresses (previously "AAUP") Annual Meeting in the past three years (since 2015).