Awards are open to authors of all nations; however, applications must be submitted in English.
Authors can be under contract with commercial or nonprofit publishers. Self-published books are not eligible.
Books covering all periods and areas in the history of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism and related subjects are eligible, except for those about art history and visual studies (see below). Excavation or other technical reports, articles, previously published works (including collections of previously published essays), or congress proceedings are not eligible. The College Art Association will award a similar subvention in 2013 funded by the Mellon Foundation for authors of books about art history and visual studies. For more information about the CAA award, visit the CAA website at http://www.collegeart.org/meissmellon/guidelines or contact Alex Gershuny, CAA editorial associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-392-4424.
The author will have received a PhD within the previous six years and must submit proof and date of PhD and current professional standing.
The author must be a current member of SAH.
A project that has been rejected for a grant may not be resubmitted.
The jury will meet to consider awards in August. Completed applications must be received at the SAH office no later than September 15, 2013.
Application materials, including the Author’s Form and Publisher’s Form, must be submitted to SAH with the additional materials in the Checklist. The author is responsible for requesting information from the publisher and ensuring that the publisher submits the Publisher’s Form, reader’s report, and budget to SAH.
In addition to the material submitted by the publisher, the author provides proof of PhD and current professional standing, response to reader’s reports supplied by the publisher, a complete list of images, sources, rights requested and obtained, and costs per image as a basis, and individual portions of the manuscript itself. Please see the checklist for more information.
A Note on Reader’s Reports
The author requests the publisher to submit two or more detailed peer reviews of the manuscript that provide substantive, analytical evaluations of the manuscript, addressing its originality, the significance of the scholarly contribution, and the quality of the research and prose. Reader’s reports must be written by authorities on the material of the book. The author should respond to anonymous versions of these reports, clarifying how readers’ responses are incorporated into the manuscript.
Reader’s reports should be submitted by the publisher and should be anonymous to the author but signed and dated for the benefit of the jury (to be kept confidential), and they should not be more than three years old. The jury does not admit reports written by the author’s dissertation adviser or other interested parties, such as a series editor.
Questions? Please contact Beth Eifrig, SAH Assistant Director of Programs, at email@example.com or 312.573.1365.