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Publication Support Fund

The YCAR Publication Support Fund is intended to assist in covering expenses that will enable or enhance the publication of research on Asia or Asian diasporas by YCAR Faculty Associates or Graduate Associates, usually in the form of a book but YCAR has also funded expenses related to journal special issues, video/film projects and exhibitions. Eligible expenses include indexing, artwork, copyright clearance, cartography, image reproduction, translation, copy-editing or towards the cost of a publishing subvention required by a university press. The following expenses related to film/video projects are eligible: interview transcription, subtitling, film editing, sound design and recording, music composition and post-production assistance. 

The fund is not intended to cover costs that would ordinarily be borne by a publisher or production company. Nor does it support the collection, compilation, analysis or writing of material, which is considered basic research assistance and thus should be funded from another source. The Fund does not support page charges for journals or open access publication charges.

Applicants are expected to explore fully other sources of support, both inside and outside the University, and to explain why the funds are unavailable elsewhere. The fund gives preference to individual books that have been accepted for publication.

The Executive Committee will consider no more than one application per academic year from any applicant.

Applications will be accepted throughout the year via this link.

For more information or to submit an application, contact YCAR at ycar[at]