Update on ASPP consultations

November 25, 2021

Update on ASPP consultations  

The Federation is working with Johnston Research Inc. (JRI) to develop a plan to make changes to the ASPP based on the following guiding principles:  

  • Uphold the program’s mandate to “support the publishing of books of advanced scholarship in the humanities and social sciences that make an important contribution to knowledge”;  

  • Support scholarly excellence in both official languages, and ensure that authors seeking to publish in French enjoy the same success rate with the program as those writing in English;  

  • Support Open Access books;  

  • Support equitable access to funding opportunities for all potential applicants;  

  • Promote books written by and with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples; and  

  • Support the financial sustainability of Canadian scholarly book publishing.  

JRI will be conducting interviews and focus groups to facilitate this project. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at aspp-paes@federationhss.ca