Call for Proposals:

Student Financial Assistance Grants  

Allocation of the grants are made quarterly: January, April, July, and October

The Miniature Book Society (MBS) is delighted to offer a five grant program to students pursuing studies in the medium of miniature books. Grants up to the value of $1,000 will be awarded to assist in the continuation and completion of any one existing project.

Students enrolled in a fine arts, graphic arts, book arts, history of publishing or information and library sciences program are eligible.  Their project must be devoted to one or more books not more than 3 inches x 3 inches (i.e. 75 mm x 75 mm).      

Application proposals are reviewed by the MBS Student Awards Committee (SAC) and are evaluated on the basis of meritopportunity for personal growth and importance to the field of miniature books in all its aspects.  Assistance proposals may include, but are not limited to:

  • Travel for project related research goals as outlined in the submitted proposal,  

  • Research costs such as: article access costs, copying costs, postage, etc..,      

  • Project materials costs: paper, binding materials, printing plates, etc..,    

  • Hardware required to carry the project to completion.          

Applications are reviewed upon receipt and the decisions regarding the allocation of the grant funds will be made quarterly:  January, April, July, and October.  

Please see the MBS Student Financial Assistance Grants Application form for complete details & requirements.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Decisions regarding the allocation of the grants are made quarterly: January, April, July, and October. Applicants will be notified of the Committee’s decision by email.

Applicants will be notified by email within six weeks of receipt the application.


Saloni Shah, 2019, Baltimore, Maryland, USA “Mumbia Local” Set of 3 books, Maryland Inst. College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Benedek Takacs, 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland Diploma Project/Miniature Digital Type Design, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Switzerland

 Asa Nakata, 2017, San Francisco, California, USA “Traces of Inks”, Set of 3 books, San Francisco Art Institute, California, USA