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GRANT WRITING WORKSHOPS Before they can get their books published, faculty need to complete their research. But research can get expensive, involving visits to distant archives or international locales to conduct fieldwork. To support that research, faculty confront a competitive process and a shrinking number of humanities grant-making agencies and foundations. The Humanities Institute sponsored grantwriting workshops in 2013-2014 that took these challenges into account and offered faculty tips and tools for producing clear and compel- ling grant applications.

HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK Publish or perish. It’s a familiar mantra in the academy, and yet there are not many resources for faculty negotiating this rapidly changing publishing marketplace for the first time. To respond to this need, the Humanities Institute sponsored a series of workshops in 2013- 2014 to offer faculty, and advanced graduate students, advice on getting their manuscripts published. In winter 2014, an editor from UC Press shared his advice and answered questions on issues such as finding the right academic press for your book, how to contact editors and crafting engaging book proposals. As a follow-up, the institute sponsored a session in the spring to circulate and critique a handful of faculty book proposals. Both workshops in winter and spring were packed and have encouraged us to continue to offer these publishing workshops in the next academic year.

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