Bringing In The Research Dollars! (BiRD)

Emory CFDE Scholarly Writing & Publishing Fund

Deadline: Applications are accepted on an open basis until the fund is exhausted, no later than August 1, 2018, for use of FY18 allocation. Applicants will be notified of decisions within fifteen business days of submission.

Amount: Up to $2500 for hiring editorial support or a writing coach


The Emory University Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) offers the Scholarly Writing and Publishing (SWAP) fund, a grant program designed to help faculty seeking professional editorial support for projects in development across a range of serious scholarly works, including grantwriting, book manuscripts, article manuscripts, and digital scholarship.  These grants are intended to support Emory faculty members facing the often-difficult challenges of scholarly writing at any stage of their careers and to provide funds for hiring editorial support or a writing coach.


  • Eligible applicants include all full-time Emory faculty working on scholarly writing projects, including grant proposals, academic journal articles, or book manuscripts. This includes tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as non-tenure-track faculty with long-term appointments.
  • These grants are intended to help with writing and writing-related issues, rather than the technicalities of manuscript preparation (such as indexing, transcriptions, translation, subvention, etc.). They may not be used for summer salary or for hiring a research assistant.
  • Recipients must submit a twelve-month, eighteen-month, and two-year status report detailing their expenditures and progress on their writing project(s).

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