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Southeast Asia Manuscript Publication Subvention Awards 

Funded by Bringing Southeast Asia Home, an initiative sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation Initiative on Southeast Asia, these funds are intended to assist UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and instructors in publishing books and manuscripts related to Southeast Asia. The funds may be used for the author’s mandatory contribution to the cost of book and manuscript publication, such as publication subsidies, professional indexing, editorial work, digital or interactive content, image and map reproduction, color plates and photos, permissions, and cover art. To apply, the manuscript must have been formally accepted by a publisher. Applicants may request up to $6,000 per award and are required to justify expenses by submitting a detailed budget.

The next deadline to apply for these funds is November 1, 2024. Applications can be submitted to the CAC’s Assistant Director for Southeast Asia Initiatives, Becky Butler.

To apply for a Southeast Asia Manuscript Publication Subvention Award, please submit:

  • The manuscript title
  • A one-page abstract of the manuscript 
  • A CV
  • Detailed budget, justifying the requested amount

Awardees are also invited, but not required, to present the work connected to this publication at the next annual Southeast Asia workshop, which is held in mid-May each year.

Proposals for funding are welcomed from UNC-CH faculty and should be focused on one or more of the eleven countries of Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, or Southeast Asian diasporas.