APS Publication Grant, supported by C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank

The Association of Print Scholars invites submissions for the 2024 APS Publication Grant, supported by C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank.

The APS Publication Grant supports the publication of innovative scholarly research about printmaking across all time periods and geographic regions. The grant carries a maximum award of $2,000 and is funded through the Association of Print Scholars and the generosity of C.G. Boerner and Harris Schrank.

Proposed projects should be feature-length articles, online publications or essays, exhibition catalogues, or books, which are nearing completion and publication. Please note that while publications may be in any language, proposals and all supplementary application materials must be submitted in English. Examples of possible uses of an APS Publication Grant include, but are not limited to, the following:

Successful proposals must address all of the following criteria, which needs to be consolidated into a single PDF document (12 pt. font, black text):

Applicants must be APS members and should send the above materials as a single PDF by August 31, 2024 to the APS Grants Committee at grants@printscholars.org. Successful applicants will be notified by November 1, 2024, and the grant must be applied to publication costs within one year of notification.

Recipient(s) will be required to submit a brief report after the project’s completion or six months after the disbursement of funds, whichever comes first. The report should be one page in length (approximately 500 words), describe how funds were spent, and detail the project’s results.

Please note that current APS officers, whether elected or appointed, may not apply for the APS Publication Grant during their service to the organization.

Winners of the APS Publication Grant

2023 Prize (press release)


Meghan Forbes, Technologies for the Revolution: The Czech Avant-Garde in Print

2022 Prize (press release)


Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, The Rainbow’s Gravity: Colour, Materiality, and British Modernity

Honorable Mentions:

Karen Bowen and Dirk Imhof, Burgeoning European Print Trade: The Plantin-Moreau Press of Antwerp and its Networks (ca. 1555-1641)

Susan Dackerman, Dürer’s Knots: Early Modern Print and the Islamic East

2021 Prize (press release)


Stephanie Porras, The First Viral Images: Maerten de Vos, Antwerp Print, and the Early Modern Globe

2020 Prize (press release)


Cristina S. Martinez and Cynthia Roman, Female Printmakers, Printsellers and Publishers in the Eighteenth Century: The Imprint of Women 1735 – 1830

2019 Prize (press release)


Vanesa Rodriguez-Galindo, Madrid on the Move: Feeling Modern and Visually Aware in the Nineteenth Century

2018 Prize (press release)


Aaron M. Hyman and Dana Leibsohn, “Washing the Archive: Indigenous Knowledge, European Prints, and Colonial Histories of Latin America”

2017 Prize (press release)


Galina Mardilovich, “‘The Independent Goddess:’ Printmaking in Late Imperial Russia”