With generous support from five leading academic publishers, Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, New York University Press, Oxford University Press, and Princeton University Press, as well as APSA, scholars with a completed book manuscript can apply for funding.
Robert Dreesen, Publisher, Economics and Political Science, Cambridge University Press, an early supporter of the project, explained:
“Of course Cambridge University Press is delighted to participate in this useful initiative, one with material benefits both for the field and for individual scholars. There never was any doubt about participation, thus the Press’s enthusiasm as one of the first publishers to commit to the project.”
Other supporters have highlighted the close connection between their missions and the goals of the project. Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press USA and Global Academic Books Publisher, shared:
“We’re proud to participate in this initiative, given the way its mission of expanded access dovetails with our own.”
Columbia University Press Editorial Director, Eric Schwartz, said:
“We are proud to participate in the MSI project, co-led by a Columbia University Press author, which so directly expresses the values we share with our fellow participants from the university press community.”
Bridget Flannery-McCoy Senior Editor in Politics at Princeton University Press said:
“As publishers we see just how valuable workshops are in improving manuscripts, and we are honored to partner with the MSI Virtual Book Workshop to make these available to scholars at minority-serving institutions. The field and the reading public at large will benefit greatly from amplifying these voices.”
Integral to the success of the project is the support of APSA staff who have helped design the online application infrastructure, marketing, and outreach components of the project.
APSA Executive Director, Steve Smith shared:
"Our enthusiasm for this project reflects the work of the Diversity and Inclusion Department and the Marketing and Communications Department as well as the association's overarching commitment to the success of MSI faculty. This project compliments the very important work that we are doing to strengthen connections with political scientists at MSIs."