In Fall 2023, the University Press of Colorado instituted a mini-grant program to support multiply marginalized and/or underrepresented scholars. These mini-grants (typically $500-$1000) were developed to aid our authors and editors and their research. These grants can be applied to costs associated with publication (including but not limited to permission fees, indexing, and/or proofreading) or can be paid to the author or editor directly for use as needed in non-publication ways.
Editors will share the brief application for this grant with all authors and editors whose projects are under contract. UPC recognizes all diverse experiences, including but not limited to LGBTQIA+, Indigeneity, people of color, gender diversity, people with disabilities*, and ethnic, cultural, and religious minorities. We also look to support those who are contingent or precarious in employment or are employed at under-resourced institutions.
These mini grants will be awarded quarterly (end of September and December 2023 and end of March and June 2024) and authors and editors only need to apply once to remain under consideration for the funds until their book is published. We will notify those who have been awarded a mini grant. Please direct any questions about the grants or the process to your UPC editor or Rachael Levay, Editor in Chief.
* We use a broad definition of disability, which includes but is not limited to, physical, sensory, cognitive, intellectual, or developmental disabilities, chronic conditions, and mental health conditions and / or illnesses (this may also include addiction). We also use a social model of disability, which recognizes disability as created by barriers in the social environment, due to lack of equal access, stereotyping, and other forms of marginalization. We recognize We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) for presenting this model of recognition of diverse experiences, which we have adjusted.