Publication grants

Financial assistance is available from the Research and Publication Committee of the Faculty of Arts for the publication of works produced by professors in the Faculty, but this funding is not intended to replace that offered by major granting organizations which subsidize publishers, such as the Canada Council and Heritage Canada.

All requests are evaluated in relation to the merit of the proposal and financial need. Grants are limited to peer-reviewed publications and the  maximum contribution is $3000, which will be awarded following the publication of the work.


Eligibility criteria:

  1. Scholarly journals having a national or international scope, whose editorship is based at the Faculty of Arts and which are, or will be, eligible for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) or equivalent grants – please note that the University’s contribution is contingent on submission to an external peer-adjudicated grant application for journals eligible for SSHRC funding
  2. The publication of books for which authors have to defray certain direct costs, such as payments for the right to reproduce a work (excluding the cover-page), or the preparation of special tables or maps, or recording costs
  3. Publications that would not see the light of day without a direct grant to the publisher (for example, conference proceedings or very specialized books)

N.B.: the Committee does not fund the publication of textbooks, translations, the preparation of an index, editing or page layout costs.



The following documents must accompany the application (one paper copy) in the first two cases:

  • RE Form, duly completed and signed by the applicant;
  • Completed Publication Grants form;
  • Cover letter giving the title of the book and explaining the nature of the project and why the work is not eligible to the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP);
  • Table of contents;
  • Up to date CV (last 8 years) in OCGS or UNIWeb format.


The following documents must be added to the application in the third case above:

  • The publisher's quote (please use this form for the quote) with a clear statement of the deficit anticipated (this will be subject to an independent external check; only the direct expenses of production will be taken into account)
  • The list of grants requested, for example under the Aid to Scholarly Publishing Program, as well as their evaluation reports, or a detailed statement explaining why the publication is not eligible for such grants (applications without this information will be returned).

In the event that a work is co-edited, the home universities of each editor will make equal contributions.


The three competition dates during the academic year are April 1, September 15 and December 1. See the COMPETITION DATES table.

For further information, contact the Office of the Vice-Dean Research.

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