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Subvention Grants

Application due date:  TBD

Maximum amount:  TBD

Subvention Grants can provide partial support toward expenses incurred in the publication of single-authored scholarly books and monographs, the recording of musical performances, and the installation of art exhibits. Other activities associated with the visual and performing arts may be eligible for subvention. 


All HFA tenured and tenure-track faculty members may apply.

Faculty members who apply for HFA subvention must first submit a proposal to the University’s subvention program. The application deadline for university subvention is January 17, 2019.  Applicants for university subvention may not learn whether or not they will receive support prior to the HFA subvention deadline.  Those seeking university subvention are welcome to apply for college funds understanding that the amount of a college award may be affected should university funds toward the project be granted.

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts follows University practice and will not fund expenses for routine author activities, such as indexing, proofreading, copy editing, purchasing copies, etc.

Application Process

Complete the Subvention Grant online application.

In addition to routine applicant and descriptive information, you will need to upload a single PDF that includes the items listed below. N.B. You will need to prepare this document before you begin to fill out the online form.  Your application must be completed in a single session.

  1. A clear and concise description of the work for which you request funding and its role in your larger research agenda or creative plan.
  2. A narrative explaining why subvention is needed.
  3. A detailed budget reflecting all costs and sources of funding (in hand or pending). Be sure to identify the specific budget items to which an HFA Subvention award would be applied.
  4. Any documents related to this application such as letters from publishers requesting subvention, publisher contracts, invitations to exhibit work, recording contracts, etc.

Material that does that does not lend itself to being scanned may be delivered or sent via campus mail to: Lynne Latham, Dean's Office, E-407 South College.

Criteria for Evaluation

Proposals will be evaluated according to the following ranked criteria and will be awarded on a competitive basis:

  • the importance of the material to the applicant’s professional development and research agenda/creative plan;
  • the likelihood that the scholarly or creative work will be disseminated or occur during AY 2019-20.
  • priority will be given to proposals from junior faculty members who are approaching their tenure decision year (TDY).


If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Latham via e-mail or at 413-545-0378.