This program provides matching funds of up to $200 to defray the costs associated with publishing (both traditional and open access formats) and exhibitions/performances. Important note: Because funds are allocated by college, it is possible that your college's allocation will be exhausted before the end of the fiscal year.
This program cannot be used to pay for the publication of works by publishers or journals known to use unscrupulous or predatory tactics. Before submitting your work for publication please be sure your publisher/journal does not use such tactics. An excellent guide for evaluating journals appears at https://scholarlycommunication.uottawa.ca/publishing/predatory-publishers. At the very least, you should ensure that the publisher/journal appears on a list of reputable publishers/journals, such as one of the following:
Beware of publishers/journals with rapid and generic reviews, requiring payment by wire transfer or PayPal directly to the editor or to a location different from the editorial address of the publisher/journal, or journals having an editor with no scholarly credentials in the field.
The purpose of this support is to assist faculty in defraying page publication costs, open access fees, and the incidental costs associated with invited artistic performances or juried art exhibits (not to include travel, per diem, or lodging). Funds may also be used to obtain publication reprints.
Matching funds, up to a maximum of $200 per faculty member, are provided through this program. The matched portion can come from any combination of College, Department, personal, or grant funds. The college dean (or designee) must approve all requests for support, even those for which there is no college cost share. Chair/Director and College approvals will be obtained through the electronic application system.
Faculty may pay their own costs and request reimbursement (with appropriate documentation) or payments can be made directly to the publisher or gallery. Alternatively, funds can be transferred to a department/school account. Reimbursements can only be made in the same fiscal year that the expense was paid, and direct payments can only be made in the fiscal year the cost was incurred.
All applications for support must be submitted through the Illinois State University Review website. No more than one application per faculty member will be accepted each quarter of the fiscal year. Some colleges have policies regarding multiple requests per faculty member per fiscal year; be sure to check with your College Research Coordinator before submitting a second request within the same fiscal year.
Supporting documentation is required before reimbursement requests will be honored.
Requests will be administratively approved by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies as long as appropriate supporting documentation is provided and the Chair/Director and College approve the expense as falling within the guidelines of this program.
No reporting is required for this program.