Subvention Grants

Application due date: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 12:00 noon

Maximum amount: $3,000

Subvention Grants offer partial support toward expenses incurred in the publication of single-authored scholarly books and monographs, the recording or performance of creative works, and the installation of art exhibits.


All full-time faculty members may apply.

Please note that faculty members who are requesting funds for book subvention should first submit a proposal to the University’s publication subvention program. The College of Humanities and Fine Arts adheres to the University’s policy of not funding expenses for routine author activities, such as indexing, proofreading, purchasing copies, etc.

For the AY 17-18 funding cycle, priority will be given to proposals from junior faculty members who are approaching their tenure decision year (TDY).

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:

  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 or perform work, recording contracts, etc.

Documents or related 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, South College.

N.B. You will need to prepare the above-described document before you begin to fill out the online form.  The application must be completed fully in a single session.

Criteria for Evaluation

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

  • the importance of the ‘publication’ to the applicant’s professional development and research agenda/creative plan;
  • the likelihood that the book, recording, exhibition will be ‘published’ or occur during AY 2017-18.


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