Publication Grants for Research on American Art

Deadline: 15 January 2013
Open to: researchers and authors writing scholarly books and articles focusing on historical American art (1500-1980) and have an international dimension
Grant: $3,000 (articles) – $30,000 (books)

Description

The Terra Foundation for American Art provides grant support for publication projects on historical American art (circa 1500 to 1980) that make a significant contribution to scholarship and have an international dimension. “International dimensions” vary by project, but include translations of important texts on American art; publications that are written by non-U.S. scholars or that have a significant number of non-U.S. contributors; and publications with a focused thesis exploring American art in an international context.

The grants are designed to advance and internationalize scholarship on American art and provide individuals outside the United States with greater access to resources in the field. Applications will be judged competitively on an annual basis.

Grant amounts and distribution of funds

  • Books may receive a grant up to $30,000 (though generally grants do not exceed $15,000). Articles may receive a grant up to $3,000.
  • TFAA preference is to contribute toward the image rights and translation costs for a publication, though other production costs may be requested.
  • TFAA funding will not cover the entire budget for a publication.
  • Awarded grants will be announced annually each spring; monies will be disbursed when the project is in a closing stage of production (final galley proofs or the equivalent).

Eligibility

Grant funding is available for scholarly books and articles in print or digital formats that focus on historical American art (circa 1500 to 1980) and have an international dimension. These include: 

  • Projects involving a United States 501(c)(3) publisher or the international equivalent. The Terra Foundation only accepts proposals from the publisher.
  • Non-U.S. based projects without a United States 501(c)(3) publisher or the international equivalent. The author or editor of the volume may apply.

The Terra Foundation strongly encourages proposals for:

  • Books/articles examining American art in an international context,
  • Books/articles for publication outside the United States,
  • Internationally collaborative projects,
  • English-language translations of books/articles originally written or published in  another language
  • Translations of books/articles originally written or published in English.

Application

The application form for projects involving a United States 501(c)(3) or the international equivalent is available HERE.

The application form for non-U.S. based projects without a United States 501(c)(3) publisher or the international equivalent is available HERE.

Proposals should be written in English and not stapled or bound. Non-profit [501(c)(3)] status of the publisher must be approved by TFAA prior to application submission. Contact [email protected] to confirm non-profit status if applicable to your project.

All proposals must be postmarked by January 15, 2013. Applications must be submitted in hard copy by mail or other delivery service with an additional electronic copy sent to [email protected]

All materials listed in the application checklists on the PDFs above should be sent to:

Terra Foundation for American Art Europe
Publications Program
29 rue des Pyramides
75001 Paris, France

If the proposal does not include all of the required components, it will not be considered for review. Shortly after the application deadline, applicants will receive an email confirming the receipt and completeness of the proposal. Awards will be announced in May 2013.

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact TFAA ([email protected]) in advance of the deadline to confirm eligibility and discuss the project.

See the original call for applications HERE for more information.

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