Funds of the University of Illinois Press

Embarking on a second century of exceptional scholarly publishing

Join us for our second century! We invite your support of exemplary scholarly publishing for specific subject areas and emerging scholarship.


The vital mission of publishing pathbreaking works of scholarship, the fresh voices and perspectives they present, and the new field they define needs your support.

$5000 covers paper, printing, and binding costs for an average monograph

$3000 funds national advertisement placement

$2000 funds thorough copyediting and proofreading

$1000 funds an eye-catching professional design

$500 funds a rigorous peer review


Stephanie and Evelyn So Endowment fund

Supports undergraduate and graduate interns with an academic background in the humanities to work at the Press. Internships bring a diversity of experiences to our offices and offer students valuable experience in the field of academic publishing.

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Howard D. and Marjorie I. Brooks Endowment for Progressive Thought Fund

Supports publications featuring progressive thought, broadly conceived and embracing works on education, the environment, intellectual history, music, labor, and related fields.

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Darlene Clark Hine Black History fund

Clark Hine Fund

Help continue the legacy of Dr. Hine's commitment to mentorship and scholarship by supporting Black studies publications that build a greater understanding of the African American experience.

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Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology

Nettl Fund

Fund supports publications in ethnomusicology in honor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign professor emeritus Bruno Nettl, an internationally renowned musicologist, co-founder of the Society for Ethnomusicology, and longtime editor of the journal Ethnomusicology.

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Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund

Was established in 1995 by two sisters in recognition of their parents, this fund supports publication of classical music books of the highest quality.

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Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music

McCulloh Fund

Was established in memory of UIP editor Judith McCulloh, who built the cornerstone series Music in American Life. This fund supports publications in American music and vernacular culture.

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L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund

First established in 1995, supports publication of diverse folklore titles that explore cultures from across the United States and around the world.

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University of Illinois Press Fund for Anthropology

Builds upon the generosity of Norm Whitten, a pioneer of ethnographic approaches to anthropological research in South America. This fund supports publications in anthropology.

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Friends of the Press

For the past century, the University of Illinois Press has established itself as a leading publisher in U.S. history and culture. And now, by becoming a Friend of the Press, you can help ensure our work continues into another century.

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Adopt a Book

Be a vital part of publishing individual titles. Receive early information about forthcoming books and choose your adoptee. We'll gratefully acknowledge your support in the book and elsewhere.

For more information, please contact Director Laurie Matheson

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