Internal Grants and Awards
Book/CD Preparation Grant Application Form 2013
Office of Research Services
published: 2012 | Procedure | Application Form
Maximum Value: $2,000
Deadlines: apply any time
A grant of up to $2,000 per book may be awarded for costs incurred in the preparation of a final manuscript of a book (the same limit per book will also apply in the case of joint authorship or editorship of collected works). Second editions, translations of an applicant's work previously published, or first revised editions are not eligible for Book Preparation Grants.
Who Can Apply?
• Full time faculty only.
• Successful applicants can hold only one Book/CD Preparation Grant at a time. When the book is published or CD is released, a notice of publication and/or a copy of the book or CD must be submitted to the Vice-President: Research.
• In order to be eligible for consideration, a faculty member is required to have a signed contract from an established publisher.
• You must include a copy of the signed publisher's contract, and the Preface and Table of Contents, with the proposed page length for each chapter or section.
• The award may be used to fund expenses such as typing, translation, creation of camera-ready copy, permission fees, copying, editing, cartographic or transcription assistance, index construction, photo and art work associated directly with the preparation of the final manuscript. Prior to applying for a Book Preparation Grant, an applicant may have held a Short-Term Grant to initiate or complete research for the book.
• If an advance is received from the publisher for some of these expenses, the maximum amount allocated as a Book Preparation Grant will be $2,000, less the amount of the advance.
• Translation for the publication of previously published manuscripts, which are not the work of the applicant, may be considered for funding if the following conditions are met:
- The applicant will publish, in addition to the translation, a substantial introduction and/or commentary written by the applicant.
- The applicant exercises effective control over the accuracy and literary quality of the translation.
• Supplementary publications (e.g. Instructor's manuals, test booklets, student workbooks, problem manuals, etc.) associated with the publication of a book are not eligible for support. These are costs which the publisher should fund.
• Subvention costs are not an eligible expense.
• Only expenses that are incurred after the grant is awarded are eligible.
• For Book Preparation Grants involving a co-author(s)/co-editor(s) from another university, applicants must clearly indicate the financial or in-kind contribution of the co-author(s)/co-editor(s). Normally, Laurier will not make a significantly greater contribution to the project than that committed by the co-author(s)/co-editor(s).
This program is for books published by a university press or by a commercial publisher where the book is not designed for the trade market or to be sold principally as a textbook for undergraduate students.
In the Acknowledgement section of the book, please give appropriate credit to the Research Office for the financial support you have received.
Download: DOC (61k) Book_CD_Prep_Grant_draft_june_2012.doc
revised Aug 10/12