AABS Book Publication Subvention

The AABS announces Book Publication Subvention of up to $5,000 for individually authored books, edited volumes, and multiple-authored books in English that make a substantial scholarly contribution to Baltic Studies. The applications must be submitted by publishers, not authors. Priority will be given to single author’s first monographs.

Award: up to $5,000

Deadline: September 15, 2020

Eligibility:
  • Authors must be regular or student members of AABS for the year of the application submission as well as the immediately preceding year, at minimum.
  • Subventions will be awarded for individually authored books, edited volumes, and multiple-authored books. Fiction books are not eligible. Priority will be given to an author’s first book, but others will be considered.
  • Manuscripts must be in English and, in the view of the selection committee, make a substantial scholarly contribution to Baltic Studies. English translations of books published first in another language may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • The Press must agree to acknowledge subvention support from AABS in the front matter of the book.
  • Within two months of the book’s publication, the press must agree to provide an itemized report on how subvention funds were used.
  • A press may submit no more than 2 applications per cycle.
Application Process:
  • In order to submit an application, fill in and submit the online application form.
  • Applications must be submitted by publishers, not authors. Manuscripts should be contracted and peer reviewed at minimum, preferably ready for the production stage.
  • The application must include a proposal (single Word document or PDF file), which should consist of the following parts:
    1.  Description of a book, including its significance in advancing Baltic Studies (maximum 500 words);
    2. One sample chapter of the manuscript and the table of contents;
    3. Copies of two book reviews. The publisher must confirm that the reviewers are scholars not affiliated with the author or otherwise have a conflict of interest
    4. Author’s curriculum vitae.

All questions should be addressed to Vice President of Publications, Dr. Ausra Park, and sent electronically to aabs@uw.edu.

Decisions of the selection committee are final and will be announced 6-8 weeks after the deadline. Funds should be used within two years.

Highlights of May 2018 Board Meeting, Stanford University

At the May 31, 2018 meeting, the outgoing board focused on two initiatives that have been the subject of much discussion over the last two years: a clarification of AABS’s stance on political advocacy and the launch of a book subvention grant.

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