Giving to the Press

We are a non-profit publisher, and many of our most important books are made possible by private giving from generous individuals and foundations. Contributions to the Press enable us to:


  • Publish important scholarly books that do not recover their costs.
  • Fund the development of ambitious large-scale projects.
  • Support especially costly works such as translations and illustrated books.


My colleagues and I welcome inquiries about funding opportunities at the Press, including sponsorships of individual books, contributions to our general endowment, and establishment of (or donations to) named endowment funds, which support books in an area of the donor's choice.
--Garrett Kiely, Director

Named Funds

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. David, the Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of Chicago, is an authority on English Renaissance literature. Peggy was for nearly three decades a teacher in the nursery school at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. See a list of books published with the support of the Bevington Fund.


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 at the University of Chicago, and it is supported by contributions from the students, colleagues, and friends of Neil Harris. See a list of books published with the support of the Harris Fund.


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. See a list of books published with the support of the Abrams Fund.


To make a donation to the University of Chicago Press, go to the University's Make a Gift page, and select University of Chicago Press in the Area of Support.



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