APPLICATION PROCESS, SCHEDULE, AND CHECKLIST
The applicant first submits a letter in intent to publish by September 14. A letter typically includes a description of the project, author’s additional publications or research interests, the press’s publication list, the need for financial support, and other information that might be helpful to the jury in assessing the project. If the publisher or translator is invited to make a full application, they then gather all materials listed in the checklists below and send them as a compiled binder PDF to Aakash Suchak (receipt provided). Applications should be named Author’s Last Name_00_Complete, e.g. Sheehan_00_Complete.
All application components, excluding the sample manuscript, must be submitted in English.
Applicants are required to submit a letter of intent (LOI) by September 14, 2018. CAA will contact the applicant with an invitation to submit a formal application if the project is deemed eligible for an award. The deadline to submit completed applications is December 10, 2018. Award notification takes place in April.
GRANT For a Scholarly Monograph:
This grant is open to nonprofit or commercial publishers. Manuscripts submitted by US publishers must be on a topic in American art that presents American art in an international context. “International context” could be defined as a body of work by an American artist completed in another country, demonstrable influence of American artwork on non-US artists, or influence of international events or artists on the work of a US artist, among others. Eligible publications must be under contract with a publisher. Applications must be submitted by the publisher; applications submitted by authors will not be accepted.
The publisher submits all components as follows as a single PDF to Aakash Suchak:
Cover letter (including project description and explanation of the publication’s significance and contribution to the field of American art and its place in the current literature on the topic)
Application form Abstract of the manuscript (approximately 1,000 words)
Table of contents
Partial manuscript (introduction and one to two chapters)
Copies of selected illustrations
Technical specifications and budget for the proposed application (include detailed breakdown of costs including typesetting, design, reproduction rights, translation fees, image fees, printing, marketing and distribution, and any other relevant information)
Author’s curriculum vitae
Manuscript reviews: Two or more detailed peer reviews or readers’ reports of the manuscript that have been submitted to the publisher. The reports must be substantive, analytical evaluations of the manuscript, addressing originality, significance of the scholarly contribution, and quality of the research and prose, and written by reviewers who are authorities on the material of the book. The jury does not admit reports written by the author’s dissertation adviser or other interested parties, such as a series editor. Note that readers’ reports are a significant and influential element of the grant application. Reviews are anonymous to the author but should be signed and dated for the benefit of the jury (to be kept confidential) and should not be more than three years old.
Author’s response to manuscript reports: A report should be dated, so that the current state of the manuscript is clear. If the author’s response is older than one year, a state-of-progress report should be included.
The grant is open to applicants from all nations for translation of a book, published or unpublished, on a topic in American art to English, or from English to another language. For this grant, “American art” is defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States. Applications can be submitted by the publisher or author/translator.
All components (excluding the partial manuscript) must be submitted in English. The publisher or author/translator submits all components as follows and sends them compiled as a single PDF to Aakash Suchak:
Cover letter (including project description and explanation of the publication’s significance and contribution to the field of American art and its place in the current literature on the topic; specify source and target languages)
Volume editor's and/or translator's curriculum vitae
Abstract of the manuscript (approximately 1,000 words)
Table of contents
Partial manuscript (ten to twelve single-spaced pages of the text in the original and translated language)
Book reviews of the original text, including published reviews where possible.
Copies of selected illustrations
Technical specifications and detailed budget for the proposed publication (include detailed breakdown of costs including typesetting, design, reproduction rights, translation fees, image fees, printing, marketing and distribution, and any other relevant information)
Questions? Please contact Aakash Suchak, Grants and Special Programs Manager, at 212-392-4417.
This program has been made possible through generous support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.