Publication Grants

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Proposals are accepted at any time except June 1 to July 31.

Subventions (up to $5,000)

ISLA may provide a subvention to support the publication of a scholarly book or artistic sound or video recording upon request by the publisher or producer. Please note that this category is limited to book publications; ISLA cannot provide subventions for articles. After submitting a subvention proposal online, please contact the ISLA administrative coordinator Stephanie Hasse at 631-5730 or at for guidelines regarding information that will be needed from the publisher or producer to determine the amount of the award. You must have a contract with the publisher before ISLA will negotiate with them. The maximum award for a subvention is $5,000.

ISLA must be credited in the acknowledgments section of the book.

Indexing and Copyediting Support (up to $1,200)

ISLA publication grants can cover indexing or copyediting costs for a book project. The book must be under contract and an application must be submitted through the ISLA online submission portal. A faculty member is eligible for one indexing or copyediting grant per academic year. Please note that there is a limit of one indexing or copyediting grant per book.

These funds must be used to hire a professional editor/indexer. Please supply information about the indexing or editing services. ISLA will reimburse the indexer/copyeditor directly after receiving an invoice.

ISLA must be credited in the acknowledgments section of the book.