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Announcing the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices

The MIT Press is delighted to announce the creation of the MIT Press Fund for Diverse Voices. Generously sponsored by an anonymous donor, this fund will provide monetary support to acquire or develop book projects by and about women and other underrepresented groups in the STEM fields.

The first books published with support from the Fund for Diverse Voices will be a revised and updated edition of Women in Mathematics by Lynn Osen, and Carbon Queen: The Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus by Maia Weinstock.

The Fund for Diverse Voices is part of the Press’s ongoing commitment to improving diversity in academic and STEM publishing. Our Diversity and Inclusion Working Group recently received an MIT Excellence Award for its efforts to create programming and raise awareness of workplace diversity issues and we are proud to participate in the University Press Diversity Fellowship Program, a pipeline program designed to diversify academic publishing by offering apprenticeships in acquisitions departments.

Support the Fund

Gifts to the fund will be used to grow our publication by women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields, by enabling us to offer competitive advances to talented authors, cover the cost of high-quality production features (e.g. color images, or commissioned art) that may not be financially feasible otherwise, hire developmental editors to work with scholars who may not have the time or experience crafting general trade books, and ensure that these works reach the widest readership possible.