Support the University of Michigan Press

The University of Michigan Press is part of the University of Michigan Library. To make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift to the University of Michigan Press Strategic Fund, visit Michigan Online Giving.

You may be interested in one of the specific opportunities below:

Title Sponsorship

Help fund exceptional books and journals at the University of Michigan Press and Michigan Publishing Services.  Gifts of $5,000 and above for specific titles will be recognized in the front matter of the book supported.  An endowed Title Sponsorship gift may be named in perpetuity for $50,000. Contribute here.

Student Internships

Undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan gain a strategic advantage as authors, learn new skills, and take the first steps toward a career in the global publishing industry through their experiences as interns at the University of Michigan Press and Michigan Publishing Services. A gift of $10,000 will support the employment of an intern during the calendar year, including the summer vacation, and will also facilitate professional development travel. The internship will be named in the benefactor’s honor, and there will be opportunities to meet with the intern and encourage their professional development. Contribute here.

Tobin Siebers Prize

Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion by supporting scholarship in disability studies through sponsorship of the Tobin Siebers Prize. This $1,000 award is given annually to the author of the best manuscript in disability studies in the humanities, who also receives a publication contract with the University of Michigan Press. It is named in honor of a pioneer in disability studies who was an English professor at Michigan and the author of several books that defined the field. You can contribute here.


Further information about giving opportunities, and contact details of staff members able to help plan a gift, are available here:

Endowed Series 

Endowing a series reflects the highest level of support for the University of Michigan Press’s mission and creates an opportunity to recognize the most distinguished books in a discipline. Each title published in an imprint carries a specially designed inscription in the front of the book that includes an inspirational message or commemorative text.  The Press collaborates with each benefactor to create these unique imprint texts and designs.  Endowments of $250,000 and above will support a collection of titles each season and receive this special recognition in the front matter of each one. 

Venture Fund

University of Michigan Press is recognized as a leading innovator in scholarly communication. Seed new ideas, support new scholarship, fund special projects, — champion the University of Michigan Press’s undertaking of bold ventures that define us as a cutting-edge publisher.  Gifts of $25,000 and above will be recognized prominently on the UM Press website and in associated titles. Benefactors will also have the opportunity to enjoy private gatherings with key project staff and authors. An endowed Venture Fund may be named in perpetuity for $100,000.

Editorial Development Fellowship

Help acquisitions editors to stay at the forefront of emerging scholarship and to network with key leaders in their academic fields.  Serving as University of Michigan Press’s chief ambassadors, the most successful editors must travel to conferences, meet with potential authors, give presentations, and facilitate symposia.  Gifts of $20,000 and above will be acknowledged in a special collection of books selected by the fellowship awardee, and benefactors will enjoy a private, hosted dinner.  Permanent named endowments may be funded at $80,000 or higher.

Distinguished Author Sponsorship

Support the next Boris Pasternak! Champion authors who demonstrate exceptional promise, leaders in their fields.  Help provide the special recognition and funding often required to recruit and retain such authors.  Gifts of $10,000 and above will receive special recognition by the author, and will be formally acknowledged in the front pages of the author’s publication with the University of Michigan Press.  Distinguished authors may be supported in perpetuity with a named endowment of $60,000.


Making an existing book published by U-M Press fully accessible to readers with print disabilities costs around $300 per book. Making the entire backlist accessible would cost $900,000. The work involves scanning a print book, extracting and formatting the text, providing textual descriptions for images, and generating a reflowable EPUB3 file. The result of this work is not only that the book can be read by screenreaders, but that the digital edition is readable on multiple devices and can more easily be preserved and discovered.