Book Funds

University of Washington Press Discretionary Fund
Provides unrestricted support to the University of Washington Press to be used at the discretion of the press's director.

Northwest Writers Fund
Supports the work of some of the region's most talented nonfiction writers.

University of Washington Press Technology Fund
Enables the press to take advantage of new opportunities and changing technologies in the digital publishing marketplace. It provides funding to develop, edit, design, market, and produce publications in new digital formats.

Classics of Chinese Thought
Supports the publication of English translations of seminal works from the early Chinese intellectual tradition (ca. 10th century B.C.E - 9th century C.E.). These translations will be based on the most reliable original texts, informed by recent archaeological discoveries, and executed by outstanding scholars from research universities around the world.

Ruth Kirk Book Fund
Supports publications that inform the general public on the history, natural history, archaeology, and Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Michael J. Repass Fund for Northwest Writers
Supports books about the history and culture of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Thomas T. Wilson Book Fund
Supports the publication of books on Northwest artists and art history.


Built Environment Endowed Book Fund
Supports and enhances architectural writing in the fields of architecture and urban design in the broadest sense.

Capell Family Endowed Book Fund
Supports books that deepen the understanding of social justice through historical, cultural, and environmental studies. Preference is given to authors of first books and books dealing with the American West.

Donald R. Ellegood International Publications Endowment
Supports publication of books on the history, politics, art, and cultures of Asia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Robert B. Heilman Endowment
Supports publication of books in the humanities, broadly defined to include literary history, literary biography, literary criticism, cultural history, and editions of literary works.

Jackson School Publications in International Studies Endowment
Supports publication of books by Jackson School faculty.

Joan Paterson Kerr Publication Endowment
Enables the Press to enhance its publication of illustrated volumes, especially in the field of American history or art.

Charles and Jane Keyes Endowment for Books on Southeast Asia
Assists in the publication of books in the series Critical Dialogues in Southeast Asian Studies.

Jacob Lawrence Endowment
Supports books in art history dealing with American art and artists. The series includes historical and critical studies of schools of American art, biographies of individual artists, and related studies.

McLellan Books Endowment
Established through the generosity of Mary Williams and Martha McCleary McLellan, this endowment supports scholarly books in the humanities.

Scott and Laurie Oki Endowment
Supports publication of books in the humanities and social sciences that deal with Asian Americans.

Naomi B. Pascal Editors' Endowment
Provides a fund for the editor-in-chief of the University of Washington Press to use at his/her discretion in support of the press publishing program.

Samuel and Althea Stroum Books
Supports publication of works of lasting significance concerned with all aspects of the humanities and those aspects of the social and natural sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.

Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies
Supports publications based on an annual series of lectures that promote a deeper understanding of Jewish history, religion, and culture.

The Soden-Trueblood Endowed Publishing Internship
An annual internship that introduces outstanding graduate students in the humanities to the world of scholarly publishing.

University of Washington Press Endowment
Established through the completion of our first NEH Challenge Grant to support books in the humanities.

Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Endowment
Supports publications dealing with significant environmental issues of interest both to scholars and to the general public.

V Ethel Willis White Endowment
Supports publication of scholarly works and original creative writing by African American writers, and scholarly works on African American history and culture.