Small Grants for Publication

The Center for Humanities will offer small grants of up to $1000 on a rolling basis to support tenured or tenure-track faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences with expenses related to publication. These expenses could include (but are not limited to) aspects of publication such as editing, translation, indexing, design, digital publications and copyright.

Important dates & details

Application deadline: Rolling

Award notification: Within two weeks of application

Grant amount: Up to $1000

Grant period: Rolling

Eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University

How to Apply


Awards will be made on a rolling basis. Funds will be transferred to the lead faculty member’s department to manage upon award. The center will not provide administrative support. This process is similar to other internal grants that the center awards. The center financial admin will create a new project in the awardee’s home department, and the financial admin for said department will manage the award. Once the grant term has expired, the Center for the Humanities financial admin will reach out to the home department financial admin and request any unused funds to be returned to the humanities center. Extensions for this award will be given on a case-by-case basis.

Applications should include:

  1. Application cover sheet (download)
  2. A brief description of no more than one page outlining a) topic of book and stage of publication b) budget for anticipated publication expenses
  3. Current CV

Applications should be sent via email to Contact Laura Perry, assistant director for research and public engagement, with any questions.