The ANU eText Grant Scheme seeks to support ANU academics in publishing digital textbooks with ANU eText. Note that the grant is only open to ANU academics.

Funded by the ANU Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the Scheme provides ANU scholars with up to $10,000 to assist in the production of their textbooks. These funds can be used to cover any of the cost-incurring elements of book production that are not provided by ANU eText itself, including:

  • professional copyediting
  • professional indexing
  • epub development if your textbook includes interactive elements such as quizzes and videos fees associated with using copyright-protected material
  • sound and/or video recording resources.

The ANU eText Grant Scheme closely aligns with the ANU Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Enhancement Grants to support innovative and creative initiatives and projects. Applicants should make use of the information available at​/education-support/​awards-grants/anu-vice-chancellors-​teaching-enhan​ce​ment-grants when filling in their grant applications.


To be eligible for the ANU eText Grant Scheme, applicants must:

  • be currently engaged as ANU teaching staff
  • provide proof of support from their College Dean
  • have funding from other sources—this may include funds from an institution, school or college or grant/award. These funds may be for authoring the content, technical processing of the content or other direct costs of producing the eText. (Funding for travel or administrative overheads such as PCs are not eligible.) Preference will be given to those applications that have funding that matches the amount applied for.

Conditions of the Scheme

The ANU eText Grant Scheme will be awarded under the following conditions:

  • the proposed textbook must be published through ANU Press under the ANU eText imprint
  • the textbook must be published within 12 months, or the subsidy will be reclaimed
  • if the manuscript is not published within 12 months, any spent portion of the subsidy will need to be repaid to the University
  • the author will accept responsibility for any costs associated with publishing their eText that are not covered by the Grant (associated costs are listed in the above ‘If you application is successful’ section)
  • the author will accept responsibility of all ongoing costs beyond the Grant
  • priority will be given to applicants whose manuscript is complete or close to completion.

How to Apply

Applications for the ANU eText Grant Scheme should accompany your overall submission to ANU eText. Download and complete the application form and send it, along with:

  • a completed book proposal form
  • a table of contents
  • some sample chapters
  • CVs for all lead authors or editors
  • a letter from your college(s) or institution(s) supporting the quality of the proposed textbook and confirming any additional funding they will provide
  • signed confirmation of support in applying for this funding from the lead applicant’s College (as provided on the Grant Scheme Application Form)
  • the names of at least two referee references from scholars with expertise in the field.