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Book Manuscript Finalization Support

About the program

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new initiative to support full-time (FTE), professional, tenure-track or tenured faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences at the Columbia campus who have secured contracts for books and/or edited volumes. Books already under advance contract and textbooks are not eligible for this award.

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CAS full time faculty who are in the final stages of preparing a book manuscript for publication and who can supply the dean’s office with a copy of their book contract are eligible to receive funds up to $3,000 to reimburse costs.

CAS full-time faculty may request funds to hire an individual to assist in verifying quotations, completing and checking citations, formatting references, tables and/or graphs, or other pre-approved services as needed.  Faculty may also request funds to hire a contract indexer to prepare indices for books once the page proofs have been received.

Subventions may be funded under this initiative. Please note that $3,000 is the maximum amount for any services for a single book funded by this initiative.

Application Process

Applications for this initiative will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The request will be reviewed by the appropriate associate dean. Dean's Office notifications will be sent within 14 days of the form submission date.

The application materials should be submitted via the form below. The applicant should submit a brief statement of request in addition to a copy of their book contract in PDF format.

Please contact Claudia Benitez-Nelson ( if you need help troubleshooting this form.


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