University of Arkansas Humanities Center Announces Publishing Subvention Grants

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The Steering Committee of the University of Arkansas Humanities Center has approved a total of three publishing subvention grants of up to $2,000 each for distribution this fall. These funds can be used to defray production costs associated with humanities research publications or scholarly products. 

Production costs might include: 

  • Obtaining publication rights for art works
  • Purchase of high-resolution visuals
  • Translation costs
  • Creation of maps by a third party
  • Design of graphs or charts by a third party
  • Other field specific expenses with proper justification

Indexing charges are not eligible for the grant.

The U of A Humanities Center defines humanities research according to the parameters set up by the 1965 National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act: "The term 'humanities' includes, but is not limited to, the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life."

Full proposal information is available at the UAHC website. Review of applications for the Publishing Subvention Grants will begin Nov. 1. 

This subvention grant competition joins the previously announced grants from the UAHC focused on humanities research on systemic racism at the University of Arkansas. The  "Confronting Our Past/Interrogating Our Present Research Grants" and "Diversifying Research and Curriculum Grants" competitions will close Sept. 15. 

Find out more about all of these competitions at the UAHC website or contact the UAHC Director Tricia Starks, Associate Director Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, or a member of the UAHC steering committee:

  • Sean P. Connors – Department of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Casey Lee Kayser – Department of English
  • Violeta Lorenzo-Feliciano – Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Amanda Kathleen McMullen – Department of Philosophy, starting fall 2020
  • Charles E. Muntz – Department of History
  • Ram Natarajan – Department of Anthropology
  • Niketa S. Reed – School of Journalism and Strategic Media
  • John Stanly Walch – Department of Theatre
  • Ron Warren Jr. – Department of Communication

Trish Starks, professor
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