LAI Book Subvention Award

Application Deadline: September 1, 2020

LAI Book Subvention Award

The Latin American Institute (LAI), as an Organized Research Unit, is pleased to open a competition to support faculty research in the form of a Book Subvention Award. Publishers today are increasingly requiring authors to pay subventions for printed books. While the cost of these subventions has rapidly risen, there are few funds from the usual sources to support this expense. As a result, the LAI is offering three awards of up to $1,000 to affiliated faculty to offset the cost of publishing books that are forthcoming in 2021. LAI affiliates should fill out the attached application form and submit a copy of the book proposal or abstract to Assistant Director Bryan Pitts (


  1. Forthcoming means that the publisher has accepted the manuscript and set a printing date.
  2. Funds will be paid directly to the publisher, rather than directly to the awardees.
  3. The publisher will be required to acknowledge the LAI funding and include our logo (if possible).


Application Form:

(Attached below)

For more info please contact:
Bryan Pitts

Download file:LAI-Book-Subvention-Award-Application-bi-a3g.pdf