Book Funds and Endowments

Northwest Writers Fund
The Northwest Writers Fund supports the publication of books by some of the region's most talented nonfiction writers. Funds are used for author advances to help support research and writing, production costs, promotion and marketing, and public events.

University of Washington Press Director’s Venture Fund
The Director’s Venture Fund provides unrestricted support to the University of Washington Press to be used at the discretion of the press’s director to underwrite books, launch new initiatives, and advance the press’s mission in an increasingly competitive environment.

University of Washington Press Publication Fund
Contributions to the University of Washington Press’s Publication Fund support specific books to be published by the press. Please note the title of the book or area you’d like to support in the “Comments” box.

Capell Family Endowment for Social Justice Books
The Capell Endowment supports books that deepen the understanding of social justice through historical, cultural, and environment studies.

Charles and Jane Keyes Endowment for Books on Southeast Asia
The Keyes Endowment provides support for the press's publication program in Southeast Asian studies.

Classics of Chinese Thought Fund
This fund supports the publication of English translations of seminal works from the early Chinese intellectual tradition. These translations are based on the most reliable original texts, informed by recent archaeological discoveries, and executed by outstanding scholars from research universities around the world.

Donald R. Ellegood International Publications Endowment
Named in honor of former press director Don Ellegood, this fund supports the publication of books in international studies.

Helen Marie Ryan Wyman Endowment for Books in Native American and Indigenous Studies
Helen Marie Ryan Wyman was intelligent, curious, and gregarious; she took great stock in books and reading, and books abounded in her life. The Wyman family is proud to sponsor this book fund in Native American and Indigenous studies in her name.

Jackson School Endowment for Publications in International Studies
This endowment supports a series of books in international studies published by the University of Washington Press in association with the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies.

Jacob Lawrence Endowment for Books on American Art
This endowment, established through the generosity of Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight, supports the publication of books about American art and artists.

Joan Paterson Kerr Publication Endowment
This endowment enables the press to enhance its publication of illustrated volumes, especially in the fields of American history and art.

McLellan Endowment for Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Established by Martha McCleary McLellan and Mary McLellan Williams, one of our founding board members, the McLellan endowment supports books in the humanities and social sciences.

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

Naomi B. Pascal Editors' Endowment
Established in honor of the press's longtime editor-in-chief, the Pascal Endowment helps our editors compete for outstanding manuscripts in a very competitive publishing environment.

Robert B. Heilman Endowment for Books in Literary Studies
The Heilman Endowment supports the publication of books in literary studies, broadly defined to include literary history, literary biography, literary criticism, cultural history, and editions of literary works.

Ruth Kirk Fund for Books on the Pacific Northwest
The Ruth Kirk Fund supports books on the history, ecology, archaeology, and Native cultures of the Pacific Northwest.

Samuel and Althea Stroum Books Endowment
The Stroum Endowment supports the 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.

Scott and Laurie Oki Endowment for Books in Asian American Studies
The Oki Endowment supports the publication of books in Asian American Studies, including scholarly books, creative writing, and other works that promote an understanding of Asian American culture.

Soden-Trueblood Family Endowed Publishing Fellowship
The Soden-Trueblood Endowment supports an annual internship that introduces outstanding graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to the world of scholarly publishing.

University of Washington Press Endowment
This endowment supports all areas of the press’s publishing program.

University of Washington Press Endowment for Books on the Built Environment
This endowment supports the publication of books about architects, architecture, urban planning, and other issues related to the built environment.

University of Washington Press Technology Fund
The Technology Fund enables the press to keep up with changing technologies used in the digital publishing marketplace. It supports staff training as well as technology needed to develop, edit, design, market, and produce books in multiple formats.

V Ethel Willis White Endowment for Books on African American History and Culture
This endowment, established by Virginia and Dee Wyman in honor of V Ethel Willis White, supports the publication of scholarly works and original creative writing by African American writers, and scholarly works on African American history and culture.

Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Endowment
Established by Jan and Jack Creighton along with members of the Weyerhaeuser family, this endowment supports Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books, a series of publications dealing with significant environmental issues.

William Sangki and Nanhee Min Hahn Fund for Books on East Asia
The Hahn Fund supports books on East Asia by top scholars and writers, with a special emphasis on the experiences and roles of women in politics, education, culture, and society.