TERTIARY EDUCATION TRUST FUND
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPPORT SERVICES
GUIDELINES FOR ACCESSING AND UTILIZING OF ACADEMIC MANUSCRIPTS INTO BOOKS (AMB) INTERVENTION FUND
ACADEMIC MANUSCRIPT INTO BOOKS (AMB)
The main objective of this intervention is to support scholars in Beneficiary Institutions to convert their manuscripts into books.
For any manuscript to be eligible for support under this intervention it must be:
- A tertiary level text;
- Written by a staff (or group of staff) of beneficiary institution;
- Where contributions are from different institutions, the Lead Author’s institutions should be the one to forward the manuscript for funding; and
- Request for fresh funding can only be considered by the Fund with evidence of close-out on earlier submission by the beneficiary institution.
2.0 THE PROCESS OF ACCESSING AMB
- The proposed manuscripts for sponsorship should be submitted to the Fund via the beneficiary institution together with the following requirements;
- Recommendation note by the beneficiary institution duly signed by the head of the institution;
- Completed TETFund manuscript development form (duly signed and endorsed);
- Detailed cost breakdown, indicating the number of copies to be produced not less than 1,000 copies, but not exceeding 2500 copies;
- A copy of the manuscript (Manuscript in languages other than English should come with Abstract in English) ;
- Evidence of issuance of ISBN from the National Library of Nigeria;
- Implementation plan indicating the expected dates of commencement and completion;
- Copy of committee’s meeting with list of members and their designation where the proposed manuscript(s) were approved;
- Copies of invoice and acceptance letter from a Reputable Academic Publisher to publish the manuscripts;
- Evidence of favorable external Peer Review report from an expert in a relevant field of study or Academia from a different beneficiary institution; and
- Resume(s) of author(s) (CV’s).
- After internal vetting, disbursement will be made in a first Tranche payment of 85%;
- Payments to the publishers should be made directly by the beneficiary institution;
- The published books should be received by the beneficiary institution;
3.0 As part of the requirement for the conclusion of the intervention, the Fund must be invited by the beneficiary institution to verify the book(s) accompanied with;
- five (5) copies of the book(s);
- Evidence of legal deposit with the National Library of Nigeria; and
- Evidence of payment to the publishers.
- After the verification exercise, the final tranche payment of 15% is disbursed.
The total amount for the intervention varies from year to year. Beneficiary institutions are expected to optimize the use of the fund bearing in mind the necessity to make high quality print as well as promoting texts in disciplines with shortages and/or expensive texts.