Publication Support Fund

The YCAR Publication Support Fund is intended to assist in covering expenses that will enable or enhance the publication of research on Asia or Asian diasporas by YCAR Faculty Associates or Graduate Associates, usually in the form of a book. Eligible expenses include indexing, artwork, copyright clearance, cartography, image reproduction, translation or copy-editing. The Fund might also contribute towards the cost of a publishing subvention required by a university press.

The fund is not intended to cover costs that would ordinarily be borne by the publisher. Nor does it support the collection, compilation, analysis or writing of material, which is considered basic research assistance and thus should be funded from another source. The Fund does not support page charges for journals or open access publication charges.

Applicants are expected to explore fully other sources of support, both inside and outside the University, and to explain why the funds are unavailable elsewhere. The fund gives preference to individual books that have been accepted for publication.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year and must include: (1) A summary of the publication project (for example, in the form of the proposal submitted to the publisher); (2) A statement explaining the budget needs of the publishing project, including mention of alternate sources of funding that have been approached; (3) Evidence of the project’s scholarly merit (for example in the form of external reviewers’ comments).

For more information or to submit an application, contact YCAR at