Book Subvention Program
Medieval Academy Book Subvention Program provides subventions
of up to $2,500 to university or other non-profit scholarly
presses to support the publication of first books by Medieval
for subventions will be accepted only from the publisher
and only for books that have already been approved for publication.
Eligible Academy members who wish to have their books considered
for a subvention should ask their publishers to apply directly
to the Academy, following the guidelines outlined below.
eligible for consideration for a subvention, the author
of the book must be a member of the Medieval Academy who
holds a Ph.D. and must be untenured. If employed, the author
must certify that the employing institution is unable to
provide the full subvention required by the publisher.
book to be considered for a subvention must be the author's
first, must focus substantially on the Middle Ages, must
be of high scholarly and intellectual merit, and must have
been accepted for publication. Unrevised dissertations will
not be considered.
will be accepted from university presses or other non-profit
publishers focusing on scholarship. The publisher must have
accepted the book for publication based on its merits and
must show that the subvention is required in order for the
book to be published at a reasonable cost. If a subvention
is granted, the publisher must acknowledge the Medieval
Academy subvention program on the book's copyright page
or on the reverse of the book's title page.
will be evaluated by the Committee for Professional Development. Decisions
will be based on two criteria: 1) the quality of the book,
and 2) the demonstrated need for financial assistance. Applications
from authors and incomplete applications will not be considered.
annual application deadline is 1 May. An application should
include the following, arranged in order:
a cover letter from the publisher requesting the subvention,
stating why the book should be published, and certifying
that it has been accepted for publication;
two or more substantive, analytical readers' reports
from knowledgeable scholars who evaluated the book
manuscript for the publisher;
a brief itemized budget provided by the publisher
that details expected costs and revenues for the book
and shows how the subvention will be used;
a statement by the author confirming that the book
is the author's first and that the author is not tenured,
and, if the author is employed, certifying that the
employer is unable to provide the full required subvention;
a two-page single-spaced abstract of the book and
a table of contents prepared by the author; and
the mail and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers
of the publisher's representative and of the author.
should submit a PDF of the application to Executive Director Lisa Fagin Davis at LFD@TheMedievalAcademy.org.
about this program should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Books published with the assistance of a Medieval Academy Subvention