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Arts and Humanities Publication Support Grant

The Arts and Humanities Publication Support Grant supports arts, humanities, and interpretive social science publication and performance by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. The grant is a partnership between the Office of Research Development and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The goal is to provide funding to increase the quality, contribution, or reach of books, recordings, and other academic or scholarly works. Examples include illustrations, indexing, publisher’s subventions, cover art, and similar.

The funds are not intended to cover the total cost of completing the research project, but to complement other financial support. Funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are not guaranteed. All eligible works must be complete at the time of application (e.g., accepted manuscript, mixed and edited master recording, etc.).



The maximum award to support the publication of a book/monograph or musical/performance recording is $2,500. Requests above this amount will be considered in cases of exceptional need or opportunity.


Application Process

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply for the grant on Interfolio.

Applicants submit requests through the application for the IAH staff to review. Applicants should explain briefly how the support will further the goal of increasing quality, contribution, or reach.

The Arts and Humanities Publication Support Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The IAH tries to respond to applicants within a month.



Applicants must be members of the UNC-CH faculty holding any faculty rank. Priority will be given to applicants who have not received funding from this program in the past three years.


Funding Guidelines

Appropriate expenses include, but are not limited to, illustrations, indexing, publisher’s subventions, manuscript workshops, and cover art.

Recipients are requested to provide a copy of the book or other publication to the IAH upon publication to become part of the IAH’s faculty publications collection.

Funds expiration

Awards are to be used by the end of the fiscal year in which it was approved.



For more information, contact:

Silas Webb
Program Administrator



Last updated: 7/12/24