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Book Manuscript Finalization Support

About the program

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce a new initiative to support full-time faculty who have secured contracts for books and/or edited volumes. Textbooks and books under advance contract will not be eligible for these services. 

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CAS full time faculty who are in the final stages of preparing a book manuscript for publication and who can supply the dean’s office with a copy of their book contract are eligible to receive funds up to $3,000 to reimburse costs.

CAS full-time faculty may request funds to hire an individual to assist in verifying quotations, completing and checking citations, formatting references, tables and/or graphs, or other pre-approved services as needed.

Faculty may also request funds to hire a contract indexer to prepare indices for books once the page proofs have been received. Palmetto Editorial Services (PES) has agreed to be the College’s contract indexer for the current fiscal year. PES will prepare indices for books once the page proofs for the books have been received; typically, preparing an index takes between two weeks and one month, depending on the length and density of the book. For books of standard trim sizes, PES charges $3.75 per indexable page. Books of other trim sizes will be priced out accordingly.

Application Process

Applications for this initiative will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The request will be reviewed by the appropriate associate dean. Dean's Office notifications will be sent within 14 days of the form submission date.

The application materials should be submitted via the form below. The applicant should submit a brief statement of request in addition to a copy of their book contract in PDF format.

If you are unable to see a form above, please try the Application link.


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