David Lucander, an instructor of Pluralism & Diversity at Rockland Community College, was awarded a TAA Publication Grant to cover indexing costs for his book, Winning the War for Democracy: The March on Washington Movement, 1941-1946, to be published by the University of Illinois Press in August 2014.
“I teach at a community college that does not have a lot of resources for scholarly publishing, so TAA support is especially vital,” said Lucander. “A well-made index makes the book so much more user-friendly for readers and researchers, but it’s a daunting task to do well when teaching a huge course load and juggling other responsibilities. Professional indexers are worth every penny, and the TAA helped make it possible for me to hire one of the best.”
TAA members can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to offset expenses incurred in publishing already accepted print scholarly journal articles and academic books, including academic journal page costs or university press subventions; the cost of preparing artwork, charts, diagrams, or images to be included in accepted journal articles or academic books; and journal reprint costs. (Non-members can apply for grants of up to $250.) Learn more about TAA’s Publication Grant program or apply.