Applications are accepted between 20 November 2018 and 1 February 2019. Notifications will be made in May 2019.
Applicants applying for Mary Jaharis Center Publication Grants must be working on book-length publications or major articles. Books must be single-author manuscripts, either monographs or collections of essays by the author. Volumes of previously published essays and congress proceedings are not eligible. Articles must be at least 15,000 words. Publications must be published in English. Grants may be used to subsidize expenses not covered by the publisher or to fund research necessary for the completion of the manuscript.
Applicants applying for a subvention must have completed manuscripts and must be formally and unconditionally under contract with a recognized press of national or international stature. Examples of expenses suitable for consideration include photography/imaging, permissions, image acquisition and licensing, exceptional design requirements (e.g., maps, line drawings, charts, and tables), and multiple indexes.
Applicants applying for research funds must have well-established projects. Examples of expenses suitable for consideration include travel, photography/digital images, and microfilm.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Significance: The extent to which the book will make an important contribution to the field of inquiry it addresses.
- Approach: The extent to which the submitted description and text sample demonstrates clarity of methodological approach, argument, and writing.
- Need: The extent to which the submitted material underlines the importance of the funding to the overall project.
- Funds must be used between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.
- Names of recipients and their projects will be published on the MJC website.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2020 a brief report (400–500 words) consisting of an abstract of the book and an explanation of how the grant money contributed/will contribute to its publication. The report will be posted on the MJC website.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2020 an itemized list of the expenses covered by the grant.
- Recipients will acknowledge the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture in the publication.
For questions about the grant, the application process, or reimbursement, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.