The Scholarly Book Awards, formerly the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), fund scholarly books in Canada that make important contributions to the humanities and social sciences. Scholarly books are extended academic texts that display sound scholarship and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and research.
Amount: This is a competitive program that awards 180 Publication Grants of $8,000 and five Translation Grants of $30,000 annually, out of which one is dedicated to translation into Indigenous languages.
As of April 2023, the Federation introduced two new supplemental grants to support and incentivize Open Access (OA) publishing, in addition to the existing 180 $8,000 Publication Grants:
- $8,000 for books available through Open Access
- $2,000 for chapters available through Open Access
Faculty Research Office: 1 week before submission to funder (2-3 weeks before if you wish to have feedback on your application – send to Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: 1 week before submission to funder
Description: The awards support:
- the translation of scholarly books written by Canadians that are being translated from English, French, or an Indigenous language spoken in Canada to one of those same languages
- publication of critical editions, critical bibliographies, reference works, and documentary collections: These works will be considered if they include a significant analytical component that makes a contribution to scholarship. They must also contain a full scholarly and critical apparatus.
Eligibility: Canadian authors and publishers of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. The Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.
Applications: Full Applications are to be processed through Research Western and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.
Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply