Giving to 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


The Stephanie and Evelyn So Endowment fund, established in 1995, 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.

$   Stephanie and Evelyn So Endowment

$   General Internship support

Henry and Edna Binkele Classical Music Fund

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


L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Folklore Fund

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


The Judith McCulloh Fund for American Music

Honoring the UIP editor Judith McCulloh, who built the cornerstone series Music in American Life, this fund supports publications in American music and vernacular culture.


University of Illinois Press Fund for Anthropology

Building on the generosity of Norm Whitten, a pioneer of ethnographic approaches to anthropological research in South America, this fund supports publications in anthropology.


Bruno Nettl Fund for Ethnomusicology

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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 Laurie Matheson, Director, at

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