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Subventions for Scholarly Work

Publishing Support Fund in Chinese Studies

Funds are now available!  Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

The University of Michigan Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies Grants Publishing Support Fund is designed to assist LRCCS faculty associates, center associates and recent (within the past 5 years) PhD doctoral graduate student authors in the publication of scholarly works. These funds can be used to improve a manuscript-in-progress through a book workshop or they can be used to underwrite a finished manuscript as it goes to press.  It is increasingly common that university and other scholarly presses request that authors provide funds to underwrite the publication of scholarly monographs and books. Subvention awards provide financial assistance to center members when other funds are unavailable or insufficient.


  • Requesting author must be the sole or primary author and a faculty associate or center associate of this center or a recent (within the past 5 years) PhD doctoral graduate student in Chinese Studies of the University of Michigan.
  • Subvention support of more than once in a three year period is subject to availability of funds and the applicant pool.
  • The author and publisher must agree to acknowledge the LRCCS for the subvention grant in the acknowledgement section of the book.
  • Publications can be in any language and any discipline.
  • Artwork, maps, photographs, permissions and other special production elements are allowed.
  • Routine author activities, such as indexing, or page and reprint costs of articles in professional journals are covered, as well as book workshops.
  • If your publication is already in production, please do not submit your application. Your application must be received in advance of publication time.

To apply for a publishing grant, please submit an application form and attach the following items

  • Application Form
  • Cover Letter
  • If your manuscript is under review or accepted by a press, include a letter of email from the publisher with your application
  • Budget
  • Curriculum Vitae

Funding Limit: Up to $5,000 per request, but please be aware that previous subvention support for the same project should be disclosed.. 

Deadline: Projects will be considered twice a term at the meetings of the LRCCS Executive Committee. Please contact for the current Executive Committee meeting schedule.

Application Procedure:

Questions? Please contact us at Our staff will receive and respond to your inquiries. We look forward to receiving your proposals.