The Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem Award (TOME) provides $15,000 to be used as a subvention in support of the publication of an open-access digital monograph of up to 90,000 words. Monographs must have been accepted for publication by a participating university press. Eligible monographs must be authored or co-authored by a member of the MSU faculty. Generally, critical editions, edited collections, creative works, textbooks, and translations will not be eligible for the award.

Due to current budget reductions, the TOME award program is temporarily suspended. We hope to reopen the program for new applications in the near future.


Preference will be given to long-form scholarly works that:

  • Would benefit from publication as open-access ebooks, including projects with the potential to reach a broader audience beyond the academy;
  • Include digital enhancements or otherwise extend the capabilities of print books, including the use of embedded media or other interactive components (such as video, interactive maps, podcasts, etc.);
  • Cannot be produced satisfactorily in print, given their integration of text and digital objects.


Click to learn more about the Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem Award and to review the application process.

For information, contact Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities, College of Arts and Letters.