Awards to Scholarly Publications Program
The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program is a key activity of the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Formerly known as the Aid to Scholarly Publications Program, the ASPP is a competitive funding program designed to assist with the publication of scholarly books on topics in the humanities and social sciences.
Through this program, the Federation tangibly supports research dissemination and encourages excellence in humanities and social science scholarship.
Under the program’s mandate to support books of advanced scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that make an important contribution to knowledge, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 7,000 books that have helped to enrich the social, cultural and intellectual life of Canada and the world.
Each year, the ASPP offers 180 Publication Grants of $8,000 and five Translation Grants of $12,000, contributing 1.5 million dollars to the dissemination of Canadian research. The Federation recognizes the best ASPP-funded books through its annual Canada Prizes. The Federation supports Open Access and has established a policy to actively promote and facilitate Open Access publishing of ASPP-funded books.
The Federation gratefully acknowledges the funding of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Who can apply?
Eligible Canadian authors and publishers can apply for ASPP grants to support the publication or translation of scholarly books. Please consult the page For Authors or For Publishers to determine if you and your book are eligible.
July 24, 2019
May 23, 2018
May 24, 2017
May 19, 2016
March 24, 2016
A new Payment Request Form is now available on the For Publishers page of this website. This new form streamlines the payment request process by eliminating direct cost reporting.
This new form should be used for all payment requests submitted after April 1, 2016. Payment requests submitted prior to March 31, 2016 should be made with the old form.
Publishers are advised to ensure that they are using the new Payment Request Form, which is dated March 2016. Publishers can always access the most up-to-date guidelines and forms on the For Publishers page of this site.
September 10, 2015
New Translation Grant guidelines and application forms are now available on the For Publishers and For Authors pages of this website. This update establishes firm submission deadlines for publishers providing two peer review reports. There are no deadlines for authors or for publishers providing only one peer review report.
Please note that this update does not affect the Publication Grant. There are no deadlines for that grant.
This change takes effect immediately. Applicants are advised to ensure they are consulting the Translation Grant guidelines dated September 2015. The most up-to-date guidelines and application forms are always available for download on the For Publishers and For Authors pages of this site
May 14, 2015
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to announce the final Open Access policy for the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP).
Informed by the consultations received between May and September 2014, the Federation has crafted a policy that engages us to actively promote and facilitate Open Access publishing of ASPP-funded books.
The full policy is available here.