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TOME@UMD Now Accepting Applications for Open Access Publishing Grants

TOME@UMD, a two-year pilot program of the national TOME initiative, is now accepting applications for three grants of up to $15,000 each that will sponsor the publication of open access, digital monographs by UMD faculty members. With a deadline of November 15, 2021, the process calls for applications from eligible faculty in all disciplines, but with preference given for those in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 

“Scholarly monographs are a critical form of knowledge dissemination in the arts, humanities, and social sciences,” said Linda Aldoory, Associate Dean for Research and Programming in the College of Arts and Humanities. “Yet, these books are often expensive and not readily available to audiences without institutional access to academic libraries or research libraries. Publishing open access books is one way to disseminate this research freely to a wider audience.”

Funded monographs will be published by a participating university press under a Creative Commons (CC) license and will be made openly accessible through a digital repository, such as DRUM - the Digital Repository for University of Maryland.

TOME@UMD is made possible through a partnership with UMD’s Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Libraries. Learn more about author and manuscript eligibility and the application process at