Published: Jan. 11, 2019

TOME award recipients announced

Contact(s): Kimberly Popiolek College of Arts and Letters office: (517) 432-1561

Michigan State University’s first three recipients of the Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem Award, or TOME, who were selected to receive funding to support an open-access digital publication of a book they have written for 2018-19 are:

The TOME Award recognizes the public impact that humanities and social science research can have when made openly available. MSU is committed to providing new opportunities for faculty to bring their work to the world, and in support of this goal, has established this new award for faculty authors in the humanities and social sciences.

“The TOME Award celebrates the extraordinary scholarship being produced by MSU faculty by making it freely and openly available to audiences worldwide,” said Kathleen Fitzpatrick, MSU director of digital humanities and professor of English. “Making this work broadly available helps both individual faculty members and the institution more broadly fulfill the mission of the public, land-grant university: sharing the knowledge we develop with the world.”

Recipients of the TOME Award receive up to $15,000 to be used in support of the publication of open-access digital monographs of up to 90,000 words. Monographs must have been accepted for publication by a participating university press. Eligible monographs must be authored or co-authored by a member of the MSU faculty.

MSU is committed to offering this award each year through at least 2021-22. All MSU faculty in the humanities and social sciences who are tenured, in the tenure system or who have multi-year fixed-term faculty or academic specialist appointments with research as a component of their assignment, are eligible to apply.

Click HERE for the full story and each recipient’s mission.