Schnucker-Presley Publishing Grant
About the Grant
The Schnucker-Presley Publishing Grant supports the publication of new scholar's first book. In response to increasing pressure to publish only works that offer the greatest financial benefits to a publisher, this grant allows Truman State University Press to offset some costs of production and printing of a nonfiction, scholarly book for a first-time author.
The grant is named for Robert Schnucker and Paula Presley. Dr. Schnucker, founder of Truman State University Press and director until his retirement in 1998, helped establish the Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies series. Paula Presley spent eighteen years at the Press in various capacities, and served as director from 1998 to 2004. Both are dedicated to scholarly publishing, and continue to encourage research by newer scholars.
The manuscript must be the author's first book after PhD completion; a nonfiction, scholarly book; and already accepted by TSUP for publication.
An award up to $1,000 may be given for publication expenses.
How to Submit
A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the author or the Press staff.