2024 ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme

InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme Guidelines


This publishing subsidy is designed to assist early career researchers working in Australian Studies.

Eligibility / Selection Criteria:

Applications are assessed by a sub-committee established by the InASA executive. The committee will rate applications according to academic merit and demonstrated financial need for a subsidy. Applications should be accompanied by evidence of publication plans such as a book contract or other demonstrated pathway to publication (see application procedure below). 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 be published with difficulty.

Please note that a Publication Subsidy cannot be awarded to books that are published before the committee makes its determination.

While InASA membership is not a precondition for applying for this subsidy, if the application is successful InASA membership is a prerequisite to accepting the subsidy.

Early Career Researcher: For the purposes of this subsidy InASA’s definition of an ECR is an individual who is within five years of the award of their PhD. The InASA ECR Publication Subsidy Scheme sub-committee has discretion to vary this limit if evidence of significant career disruption can be documented. PhD students are not eligible to apply until their thesis has passed examination.

Award Value:

Up to $1,500

Application procedure:

Applications must include all of the following:

  1. A cover sheet signed and dated by the applicant.
  2. A completed Application Form (downloaded from the InASA website).
  3. A synopsis of the project (3–5 pages).
  4. A book contract or other evidence from a publisher demonstrating acceptance of the work for publication.
  5. Peer review report(s) commissioned by a publisher recommending publication OR an assessment of the work by a recognised scholar in the field. The scholarly report cannot be from the applicant’s PhD supervisors.

Feedback will not be provided to unsuccessful applicants. 

Closing Date: 5pm (AEST), 30 June 2024

Submission: Please submit applications to Dr Noah Riseman, Chair, InASA ECR Publication Scheme Committee, International Australian Studies Association (InASA): N.Riseman@latrobe.edu.au.