The Public Knowledge program supports the development of digital reference resources, editions, journals, and book-length works.  The program does not provide subventions for individual publications. Rather, it makes grants that build capacities of not-for-profit academic presses and other organizations that act as publishers to produce high-quality, broadly accessible, digital products.  Of particular interest are:

  • Platforms for producing digital monographs and scholarly editions
  • Projects that experiment with new and sustainable business models
  • New tools and workflows to enhance authoring, editing, and reading
  • Initiatives that result in a broad acceptance of high-quality digital-first or digital-only publications for promotion and tenure in the academy