MIT Press Launches New Grant Program to Promote Diversity in Academic Publishing

MIT Press has announced the launch of the Grant Program for Diverse Voices. The initiative will expand funding for new works by authors whose voices have been excluded and chronically underrepresented across the arts, humanities, and sciences.

The grants are available for authors who have significant personal experience or engagement with communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing. Grants may support a variety of needs, including research travel, copyright permission fees, parental/family care, developmental editing, and any other costs associated with the research and writing process. Grantees agree to give the MIT Press the right of first refusal on book projects.

Amy Brand, director and publisher at the MIT Press, stated that “there is much work to be done to enhance diversity and inclusion at university presses. The MIT Press Grant Program for Diverse Voices is an important step in our ongoing commitment to amplify marginalized voices and help change the culture of academic publishing.”

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