The fund for diverse voices

The Fund for Diverse Voices supports new work by authors who bring excluded and chronically underrepresented perspectives to the fields in which the Press publishes across the sciences, arts, and humanities. It enables the Press to offer competitive advances to accomplished  authors, cover the cost of high-quality production features (e.g. color images, or commissioned art) that may not be financially feasible otherwise, and ensure that these works reach the widest readership possible through expanded marketing efforts.

In addition, this fund underpins the MIT Press Grant Program for Diverse Voices, which supports authors from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in their field. Both current and prospective authors with strong proposals for a book-length work who have significant personal experience or engagement with communities that are underrepresented in scholarly publishing are encouraged to contact the MIT Press acquisitions editor in the field in which the author publishes. Learn more

Browse recent and forthcoming publications supported by the Fund for Diverse Voices:

Her Space, Her Time

Shohini Ghose

October 17, 2023

The New Designer

Manuel Lima

May 2, 2023

Decolonizing Design

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall

February 14, 2023

Power On!

Jean J. Ryoo, Jane Margolis

April 19, 2022

Reimagining Design

Kevin G. Bethune

March 15, 2022

Inclusion on Purpose

Ruchika Tulshyan, Ijeoma Oluo

March 1, 2022

Carbon Queen

Maia Weinstock

March 1, 2022

Bright Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Beyond

Ashley Jean Yeager

August 17, 2021

Techno-Vernacular Creativity and Innovation

Nettrice R. Gaskins, Leah Buechley, Ruha Benjamin

August 10, 2021

The Curie Society

Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty

April 27, 2021

The Alchemy of Us

Ainissa Ramirez

April 6, 2021

Cosmic Odyssey

Linda Schweizer, Dava Sobel

November 24, 2020

The Smart Wife

Yolande Strengers, Jenny Kennedy

September 1, 2020

Keep Calm and Log On

Gillian "Gus" Andrews

April 14, 2020

Handprints on Hubble

Kathryn D. Sullivan

November 5, 2019