Publication Subsidy Scheme
Awarded by Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH)
The scheme is designed to assist humanities scholars based in Australia. Both independent scholars and those working within an institution are eligible to apply.
For further information on the Publication Subsidy Scheme, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager at e-mail Linkor call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860.
Applications are assessed by the Academy's Awards Committee and rated according to academic merit and demonstrated need for a subsidy. Priority is given to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publishing venture, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. Applicants need to prove that they have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would go either unpublished or be published in a diminished capacity. Please note that a Publication Subsidy cannot be awarded to books that are published before the Awards Committee makes its decision.
Up to $3,000
Applicants must consult the Rules of the Award before applying. These will be available at website when the programme opens. Applications must include all of the following: a cover sheet, signed and dated by the applicant; a completed Application Form; a synopsis of the project (3–5 pages); an assessment of the work by a recognised scholar in the field; and correspondence from the publisher demonstrating support for the work; a publisher’s reader’s report.
The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) was established under Royal Charter in 1969 for the advancement of the scholarship, interest in and understanding of the humanities. Humanities disciplines include, but are not limited to, history, classics, English, European languages and cultures, Asian studies, philosophy, the arts, linguistics, prehistory and archaeology and cultural and communications studies.