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

Since 1970 the Scheme has supported over 300 scholars.

We also offer The Sir Frederick and Peter White Fund – 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.

The Subsidy provided welcome, much-needed support for my monograph. Communicating my passion for, and knowledge of, the history of editorial practice to a global community not only was a privilege but also has resulted in invitations to collaborate with international scholars.

Jocelyn Hargrave, 2019 recipient
A history book about women playing football (soccer) is a tough sell, with funding often awarded to more experienced researchers with higher profiles and for topics that are known to be strong sellers. The Scheme was crucial to our publication and richer for it.

Fiona Crawford, 2019 recipient


Applications for the 2020 Publication Subsidy Scheme have now closed.

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