UNT Libraries Scholarly Publishing Services is pleased to announce a competition for up to five mini-grants to support UNT faculty in bringing their out-of-print works back into circulation.

Libraries staff will work with mini-grant recipients to determine whether publishing rights in the works have reverted to the faculty member and, if they have not, to assist the faculty member in seeking the return of those rights. Then the Libraries will digitize the work and make it free to read online and to download in e-book formats under the Eagle Editions imprint.

Mini-grant applications will only fund the reissuing of works that:

  • have at least one author or editor who is a current or emeritus faculty member at any UNT campus
  • are works of scholarship on a topic relating to the humanities

Applications must include:

  • the title(s) of the work(s) nominated
  • an abstract (no more than 1,000 words) of each work
  • a short statement (no more than 1,000 words) explaining the value of making this work available for free online, in downloadable e-book formats, and, optionally, for sale in print

Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2016 to Kevin.Hawkins@unt.edu for review by UNT Libraries staff. Decisions are expected by the end of February with publication of eligible works to take place in mid–2017.

Please contact Kevin.Hawkins@unt.edu with any questions.

These mini-grants have been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.