NEH Provides Funding to University Presses
The National Endowment for the Humanities announced yesterday that it is awarding $1 million in CARES act economic stabilization grants to 10 university and scholarly presses to sustain jobs in scholarly publishing as well as the continued publication of scholarly research during the current pandemic. The grant recipients are Baylor University Press, Cornell University Press, Gallaudet University Press, Louisiana State University Press, Ohio State University Press, University of Arizona Press, Arte Público Press, University Press of Mississippi, University of North Carolina Press, and the University of Notre Dame Press.
In separate funding, the NEH awarded 12 fellowships to university presses to publish free e-books of recent scholarly publications. These grants are part of the NEH's new Fellowships Open Books program to make NEH-supported books available to scholars, students, and to the general public. In this first round, the fellowships will make available e-books on literature, history, musicology, and sociology.