Endowed Publication Programs
The Bevington Fund helps publish work by emerging scholars and is used in support of first books, particularly in the humanities. The fund was established in 2006 with a $100,000 gift by David and Peggy Bevington, which has been augmented by students, friends, and a foundation.
Endowed in 2018 by a generous gift from the Meijer Foundation of Grand Rapids, Michigan, this fund supports the publication of books of enduring interest in the disciplines of American political history, political science, and related areas. In recognition of the Meijer family’s connection to the greater Midwest, special consideration is given to books and authors that are grounded in the history and culture of the Great Lakes region.
The Neil Harris Endowment Fund was established in 2008 to support the publication of heavily illustrated, historically significant books. The Fund honors the innovative scholarship of Neil Harris, the Preston and Sterling Morton Professor Emeritus of History and Art History at the University of Chicago, and it is supported by contributions from the students, colleagues, and friends of Neil Harris.
This fund supports books on music that embody the high scholarly standards of its namesake, the renowned opera historian, teacher, and editor Philip Gossett (1941-2017). Gossett was the Robert W. Reneker Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Music and former Dean of the Division of Humanities at the University of Chicago. Publications supported by the fund range from musicological studies to critical editions published by the Press, including The Works of Giuseppe Verdi. The fund was established in 2018 with the support of family, friends, and former colleagues and students of Philip Gossett. The Franke Family Charitable Foundation has provided a generous inaugural gift.
The Susan Elizabeth Abrams Fund in History of Science supports the publication of books in the history of science that reflect the standards of Susan Abrams, science editor at the Press from 1979 to 2003.