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The MIT Press announces Grant Program for Diverse Voices recipients for 2024

February 20, 2024

From a scholarly monograph on Haitian language to a feminist history of social media photography, grant recipients bring new perspectives to the world through the MIT Press.

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This Giving Tuesday: 2x the impact for MIT Press open access initiatives

November 27, 2023

With your help on Giving Tuesday, we will expand our efforts to develop equitable models for open publishing.

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National Science Foundation research award will expand the shift+OPEN initiative

September 26, 2023

The MIT Press will use the funds to flip two paywalled journals to open access and compare the feasibility of diamond open access models for STEM and humanities and social sciences (HSS) journals.

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New MIT Press journal Rapid Reviews\Infectious Diseases will extend fight against disinformation to more infectious diseases and emerging pandemics

August 28, 2023

With the launch of Rapid Reviews\Infectious Diseases, the editorial team behind Rapid Reviews\COVID-19 applies their successful preprint review model to new research on infectious diseases like monkeypox, dengue fever, or herpes, in addition to COVID-19

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The MIT Press receives $10 million endowment gift for open access to knowledge

May 8, 2023

The gift establishes the Arcadia Open Access Fund to support open access books and journals in science and technology, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

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MIT Press launches crowdfunding effort

March 7, 2023

This month, in conjunction with MIT’s 24-Hour Challenge on 3.14/Pi Day, the MIT Press is launching our Public Understanding of Science initiative.

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The MIT Press announces inaugural recipients of the Grant Program for Diverse Voices

February 15, 2023

The grants expand funding for authors whose work brings diverse and chronically underrepresented perspectives to scholarship in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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The MIT Press announces new initiative to flip existing subscription-based journals to a diamond open access publishing model

February 2, 2023

shift+OPEN will catalyze needed change in journals publishing and increase the reach of academic scholarship.

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Support the MIT Press Fund for the Future on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2022

Press senior development officer Kathryn DeNitto writes on the Fund for the Future, which ensures the Press can continue to push the boundaries of publishing for decades to come.

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The MIT Press announces new support for its Fund for Diverse Voices

September 8, 2022

Funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation will enable the Press to support more new books by underrepresented authors across the sciences, arts, and humanities.

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Founded in honor of Muriel Cooper (1925–1994), the pioneering graphic designer and MIT Press's first design director and originator of our famous colophon, this fund supports the production of our books to the highest possible standards—with special focus on format, paper, typography, binding, and overall tactility. Learn more.

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Access to trustworthy knowledge has never been more critical. Yet the economics of publishing have never been more challenging. This discretionary fund supports the operations of the Press.

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Honoring the legacy of visionary director Frank Urbanowski who led the MIT Press for almost 30 years, from 1975 to 2003, the Fund supports innovations in digital publishing and covers full or partial publication costs of our high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarly books. Learn more.

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We gratefully acknowledge the following foundation and nonprofit organization support:

Allen Institute for AI
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Furthermore: The J. M. Kaplan Fund
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Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Interchain Foundation
Smith Richardson Foundation
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation
The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
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 Nell Newman Foundation
The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
The Simons Foundation
The Union of Concerned Scientists
The Wilburforce Foundation

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