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Fund for the Future

60 years of illuminating publishing

The Fund for Diverse Voices supports new work by authors who bring excluded and chronically underrepresented perspectives to the fields in which the Press publishes across the sciences, arts, and humanities. It enables the Press to offer competitive advances to accomplished  authors, cover the cost of high-quality production features (e.g. color images, or commissioned art) that may not be financially feasible otherwise, and ensure that these works reach the widest readership possible through expanded marketing efforts.

In addition, this fund underpins the MIT Press Grant Program for Diverse Voices, which welcomes applications from new or returning authors from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in their field. Candidates who have significant personal experience or engagement with communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are strongly encouraged to apply. 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.

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Fund for Diverse Voices

Support new books by authors who bring excluded and chronically underrepresented perspectives across the sciences, arts, and humanities.

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Cooper Memorial Design Fund

Support new works in the fields of art, design, architecture, and visual culture.

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Frank Urbanowski

Urbanowski Memorial Fund

Support innovations in digital publishing and high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books.

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We gratefully acknowledge the following foundation and nonprofit organization support:

Arcadia Charitable Trust
Furthermore: The J. M. Kaplan Fund
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Interchain Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation
The Dean Witter Foundation
The Heising-Simons Foundation
The Joan Shafran and Rob Haimes Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
The McDonnell Foundation
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
The Simons Foundation
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Wilburforce Foundation

Are you interested in directing a major gift to an area of interest, or making a planned gift? Email MIT Press Director Amy Brand.