Call for Applications
Deadline: September 15, 2021
Toward Equity in Publishing is a new initiative designed to remediate the inequitable conditions that precede and impede publication in the ﬁeld of American art history. This professional development program is being launched by the peer-reviewed journal American Art, which is co-published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and University of Chicago Press. It is supported by a $64,000 grant from the Dedalus Foundation.
Through editorial mentorship and workshops, the program will demystify scholarly publication processes and help scholars revise manuscripts for submission and publication. There is no obligation for the participants to publish with American Art, nor for the journal to publish their work.
This program is open to applications from unpublished graduate students, untenured faculty, junior museum staﬀ, and independent scholars who are producing research on American art history and related visual culture topics. Priority will be given to applicants whose experiences will broaden diversity in the ﬁeld, including those with a personal history of overcoming adversity, ﬁrst-generation college or graduate-school attendees, and those who have not received institutional funding (fellowships, grants, scholarships, or paid leave) in the past two years. Applicants need not meet all of these criteria to be eligible.
How to apply
Email the following materials to AmericanArtJournal@si.edu:
- an unpublished manuscript of 7,000–10,000 words (including notes), with an abstract, images, and captions styled according to these guidelines.
- a letter of interest describing career goals and publishing agenda
- a CV that includes history of institutional ﬁnancial support
Please include your last name along with “Application for Toward Equity” in the subject line (e.g., “Martin Application for Toward Equity”).