Institute for Anarchist Studies GRANT APPLICATION

JULY 15, 2013: That’s our deadline for the next round of IAS grant applications — by midnight EST.

If you’re a writer or translator, especially one who is a “street intellectual” and politically engaged, and/or often considered marginal by traditional scholarship structures, please consider applying! We fund the written word, particularly writing/translating projects aimed at critiquing social domination and/or elucidating other possibilities.

We’re still working on a totally new Web site that will be both attractive and functional, offering an easy online application for future grant rounds. For now, you need to send us a good old-fashioned text document. Below you’ll find the grant application.

We’d also be happy to add you to our new e-mailing list, whether you’re applying for a grant or not. Drop us a line at: info (a)

Institute for Anarchist Studies GRANT APPLICATION
Due: July 15, 2013, midnight EST

Please address the following questions succinctly yet fully, and return your application to us via email: anarchiststudies (a)

– Please fill out the questions below, and acknowledge the fine print.
– Please attach a writing sample, no longer than 5 double-spaced pages in length, as a .doc file.

We look forward to receiving your grant application, and will be in touch with all applicants with our decisions by late August or early September.


Tentative Project Title:

Your full name:

Your email address:

Your full address:

Your phone number:

Project completion date:
Note: Your essay must be completed within six months of being awarded a grant.

Project Summary:
Please provide a succinct one- to two-paragraph summary of your essay project, including as applicable your main points, key argument(s), and research or other supporting materials.

Project Approximate Length:

Project Insights:
What insights does your piece offer into social, political, and/or economic structures of domination? What contributions does it make to efforts to abolish or radically transform these structures and create a free, just, and cooperative society?

Project Importance:
Why is your essay project especially important at this particular time? Please provide a one- to two-paragraph summary on how you see your essay project fitting into the current context of anarchist/radical thought and/or organizing.

Project Influences/Sources:
If applicable, briefly note any key theoretical influences/sources for this project.

Project Personal Experience:
What experience do you have that is relevant to your project? This can include experience with the methodology you are proposing here, pieces you have written on related themes, educational or organizing/activist experience, research, employment, languages, and so on. If your application is for a translation, include your translation experience. Please explain why you feel that you would be a good candidate to undertake and complete this project.

Language of Project:
What language will the work be written in? If it will be in a language other than English, can you provide English translation?

If writing a translation, do you have the translation rights? We will not consider applications for translations without the original author’s permission.

The IAS is interested in having the essays it funds be as widely available as possible in forms that are relevant and accessible to radical movements and thinkers. To this end, we attempt to publish as many of the funded essays as we can, but also appreciate efforts by the grantee to disseminate their work.

Project IAS Publishing:
Are you open to having your completed essay project be published in Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, or as part of a small book series by the IAS and AK Press?

Project Publishing:
What other plans do you have to publish or otherwise disseminate your essay beyond possible IAS publishing opportunities?

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Terms and Conditions

Relationship to IAS:
I am not. I am not an officer, director, member of the grant selection committee, or any other committee of the IAS. I am not related to anyone serving in any of the above capacities.

Project Completion:
Yes, I agree. I will complete the above project within six months of receiving the grant (generally August 30 or January 30 of a given year), and I will send a finished copy of the essay or translation to the IAS by this date.

Yes, I agree. Whether I own the piece’s copyright or not, I grant the IAS permission to publish the completed work in the IAS journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, as part of an anthology, or in a small book format.

Yes, I agree. If I am awarded a grant and the IAS decides to pursue the publication of my essay in its journal or as part of a book series, I am willing to work with an IAS editor to prepare the essay or translation for publication.

Acknowledge IAS:
Yes, I agree. Whether I own the piece’s copyright or not, I grant the IAS permission to publish the completed work in the IAS journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, as part of an anthology, or in a small book format.

Yes, I agree. If the project must take more than six months to complete, I will request in writing an extension of the deadline, no less than one month before the original deadline. If I fail to request an extension, or if the IAS does not accept the request, I will return the grant money.

Money Return:
Yes, I agree. I will return the grant money in full if I fail to complete the project in the required time frame.

Publish without funding:
Yes, I agree. If you are not funded, another support we offer is posting info re: projects on our Web site. Would you be ok with this?

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