Publication subsidies


Our Publication Subsidy Scheme supports quality scholarly publication in the humanities. Subsidies of up to $3000 are awarded to support costs associated with publication, such as illustrations, maps and copyright fees.

Since 1970 the scheme has supported 303 scholars.

Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund

The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund is a $500 subsidy to support archaeological publications. Applicants can apply to the Fund for a stand-alone subsidy or in addition to the maximum $3000 available through the Publication Subsidy Scheme. The Fund runs every four years and will be open again in 2022.

“My Publication Subsidy helped to richly illustrate my book ‘Hidden In Plain View: The Aboriginal People of Coastal Sydney’ (Newsouth Books, 2017). Nowadays, apart from promoting the book, I am working as a heritage consultant and historian, assisting with the research and interpretation of Aboriginal history for a range of projects.” Dr Paul Irish, 2016 recipient
“My Publication Subsidy provided vital support for my book ‘Anti-War Theatre After Brecht: Dialectical aesthetics in the twenty-first century’ (Palgrave, 2016). The funds provided by the Academy to early career scholars are important for ensuring that the work scholars do during their PhDs is not wasted and can be shared globally via major publishers.” Dr Lara Stevens, 2015 recipient

2018 recipients 

We congratulate the following recipients and are proud to support their projects:

Dr Sabine Cotte — Mirka Mora, A Life of Making Art, Thames and Hudson Australia, in partnership with State Library of Victoria.

Dr Kate Fullagar — Faces of Empire: Three Eighteenth-Century Lives, Yale University Press.

Dr Iva Glisic — The Futurist Files: Avant-Garde, Politics and Ideology in Russia, 1905-1930, Northern Illinois University Press.

Dr Margaret Hutchison — Painting War: A History of Australia’s Official Art Scheme of the Great War, Cambridge University Press.

Associate Professor Kama Maclean — British India, White Australia: Overseas Indians, Intercolonial Relations and the Empire, UNSW Press.

Dr Susan Potter — Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema, University of Illinois Press.

Dr Susan Russell —  “His great genius was to make landscapes”: The Roman Years of Herman van Swanevelt (c. 1603-1655), Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome.

Dr Stephen Whiteman — Constructing Kangxi: Landscape, Image, and Ideology in Early Modern China, University of Washington Press.