Who We Are. The Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) provides a wide range of professional development resources, events, and networking opportunities for textbook authors and authors of scholarly journal articles and books.
Academic & Textbook Writing Grants
TAA offers two forms of grants to assist members and non-members with some of the expenses related to publishing their academic works and textbooks.
Members in their first year can apply for grants of up to $500, and members in their second year or later of membership can apply for grants of up to $1,000. Non-members can apply for grants of up to $300. Non-members are eligible for one award, and members are eligible for one award every two years. The process is competitive, and only certain types of publications and expenses are eligible. Read our full policy guidelines here.
Click here to download the 2017 grant application
Here's what some recent grant recipients have had to say:
Isabel Dulfano, an Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Utah, received an Academic Publication Grant to defray expenses related to the publication of her book, Indigenous Feminist Narratives- I/We: Wo(men) of an(Other) Way, published by Palgrave Pivot MacMillan.
"It is an honor to receive funding for the publication of my book from TAA," said Dulfano. "This grant allowed me to work closely with a copyeditor and indexer, so as to complete this book project in a timely and professional manner."
PhD Candidate Mostafa Abedinifard received an Academic Publication Grant to support the publication of his chapter, "Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis: Dialogues with Self and Other through Content and Form", in the academic book, Familiar and Foreign: Identity in Iranian Film and Literature (Athabasca University Press, April 2015)
View a list of past Contract Review Grant recipients
View a list of past Publication Grant recipients