The Publication Subsidy Scheme

The Academy's Publication Subsidy Scheme provides support of up to $3,000 for the publication of scholarly works of high quality in the humanities. The scheme is designed to assist humanities scholars based in Australia. Both independent scholars and those working within an institution are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

The 2015 round of the Publication Subsidy Scheme is now open. The box to your right has a link to the online application form.

If you are interested in applying, please consult the Rules of the Award [.pdf 136kb]. Applicants will need to provide:
  • an assessment of the work by a recognised scholar in the field;
  • correspondence from the publisher demonstrating support for the work; and
  • a publisher’s reader’s report.

Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund

The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund provides $500 to a successful applicant once every four years (2014, 2018, 2022 etc.). This fund can be applied for in addition to the maximum $3000 available through the Publication Subsidy Scheme or as a stand-alone subsidy. This Fund may only be used for the publication of work that is of an archaeological nature.


Applications are assessed by the Academy's Awards Committee and rated according to academic merit and demonstrated need for a subsidy. Priority is given to works that require a subsidy for their viability as a publishing venture, or for the inclusion of essential items such as illustrations, photographs or maps. Applicants need to prove that they have limited access to funds to complete publication of the work, or that without the subsidy the work would go either unpublished or be published in a diminished capacity. Please note that a Publication Subsidy cannot be awarded to books that are published before the Awards Committee makes its decision.

Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2015 Publication Subsidy Scheme are now open. Please click here to apply. Applications close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 9 April 2015.

Further Information

For more details, or to subscribe to the Grants Mailing List, please contact the Programme Manager, or call the Academy on (02) 6125 9860(02) 6125 9860.


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