The Julian Park Publication Fund


Through the generosity of the family of Julian Park, a former dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Buffalo, a fund has been established to support one early publication by junior (untenured) faculty in the College. The Julian Park Publication Fund is intended to defray costs directly connected with a work already accepted by an editor or publisher. Examples of such costs include mandatory page charges, reproduction rights, quotation permissions, photographic plates, extraordinary layout requirements and partial subvention if required by the press. The funds may not be used for the purchase of reprints.

Awards will be made until funding is exhausted.

Award Overview

Applications are invited from junior faculty holding (or soon to hold) tenure-track positions who have no other source of publication support from the College of Arts and Sciences. Funding is restricted to one early publication originating from the University at Buffalo. If you have recently had an article, book or project accepted for publication, and there are preparation or production costs that will be expended before June 1, 2023, you may apply for support from the Julian Park Fund.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following to H. Lorraine Oak, associate dean for research administration:

  • A brief cover letter describing the book or article
  • Details of requested support
  • Expenditures must occur after award has been confirmed
  • A copy of the publisher's contract or acceptance letter
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applicants must state the amount they are requesting from the Fund and the specific reasons for the request. 

Application may be made at any time. Please do not include original material or receipts. Typically, awards are determined within 30 days. Expenditures must be completed by June 1, 2023.

Supported publications acknowledge the assistance provided by the Julian Park Fund, College of Arts and Sciences, University at Buffalo.


H. Lorraine Oak, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Administration
810 Clemens Hall
(716) 645-2711