Proposal Requirements

All proposals for funding submitted via eGIF (for LSA faculty) or via email (all other faculty) must include:

1. Application Form

  • All signatures must be obtained, but may be electronic or ink.
  • LSA faculty will complete this part of the application via eGif, and do not need to include a separate application form.
  • Faculty from all other units should complete and include this form as part of their materials submitted via email.
  • To access the application form, view it via Google Docs. U-M login required. To download a fillable copy, click "File" and then "Download as..." to download it via PDF or Word Document. 

2. Proposal Narrative (3 pages, maximum)

  • Must contain a concise description of the publication.
  • Must describe significance of the publication in the discipline/field, for scholars beyond the discipline/field, and for communities outside the Academy.
  • Must describe how the work benefits from open access publication.

3. Budget (1 page)

  • Only costs incurred in the production of the publication are eligible.
  • The publisher should contribute information about budget line items, e.g., copyediting, design, indexing, permissions fees, marketing, etc.
  • Please note that line items specific to the sale of a physical edition (paper, printing, shipping, etc.) will not be funded.

4. Budget Justification (2 pages)

  • This is a narrative explaining the expenses proposed and the basis for the cost estimates.
  • Your publisher should assist in providing explanations of the budget.

5. Author’s Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Biosketch (3 pages, maximum)

6. Letter of Interest from Publisher

  • This letter should be signed by the editor acquiring your work and/or be on letterhead from your publisher.
  • It should articulate your publisher's review and editorial selection processes, confirm its capacity to produce and market an open access digital work to a high standard, and explain the level of support expected to make the work open access.

7. Appendix (as needed)

  • Other pertinent items may be included. These may include a description of digital innovation, a marketing plan for the book designed to realize the potential of its open access availability, or other relevant materials.
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Last modified: 10/05/2018