Notice: The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation Subvention Program for First Books

From the website:
The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation has created a program that provides subventions for the publication of “first books” by young scholars in the field of classical Indology. The scholars are expected to submit a CV, a book title, summary, and table of contents to the Foundation, with a list of potential publishers. These should be academic presses: either US university presses or the US offices of foreign academic presses, such as Oxford University Press. Upon preliminary approval, the author will send the full manuscript for review. The manuscript should be in publishable form, that is, one that the author sends to a publisher, in most cases a thoroughly revised dissertation. Once a book has been approved by the Foundation, it will provide a subvention of $ 5000 to the press that undertakes to publish it. It will be the responsibility of the author to find a suitable press. The published book must carry on the Copyright page the acknowledgment: “Published with the support of the Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation.” This program is intended to support young scholars in the early years of their postdoctoral academic life.

Submissions should be addressed to the Foundation’s General Editor, Prof. J. Patrick Olivelle


Link with more information here:

(Thanks to Joerg Tuske for the tip.)

About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

One Reply to “Notice: The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation Subvention Program for First Books”

  1. Thank you for this. I inquired at the linked website, and Dr. Rocher replied that there is no restriction on the nationality of authors, although the publisher has to be an American or multinational academic press with an American office.

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