AHEAD’s Monograph Series Call for Proposals


Foundations in Disability Resources, AHEAD’s popular monograph series provides in-depth guidance on  topics of practical relevance to disability resource professionals. With a focus on a single topic, each monograph provides an overview of relevant literature and research, clear explanations for practice, and ready to use procedures for the disability resource office.  Now in our third year of publication, AHEAD is once again announcing a call for proposals (CFP) from professionals interested in writing a monograph for the Foundations in Disability Resources series.  

Monographs will introduce a key element of disability resource office work to new professionals in the field. New professionals are broadly identified as individuals with less than three years of experience in a disability resource office. 

Successful proposals will be:

  • Practice oriented and conversational in tone
  • Focused on a timely and specific aspect of work related to disability resource professionals
  • Grounded in professional literature including an overview of theory and/or research that informs the practice
    Written by 1-3 authors
  • Approximately 120-150 pages in length, comprising 4-6 chapters. 
  • The final product is considered “work for hire” and will be the intellectual property of AHEAD. It will become part of AHEAD’s publication series. All monographs will include author attribution.
  • Proposals for this CFP are due July 7, 2023.  Completed manuscripts are due August 15, 2024.  Authors will be paid $1,000 for their work upon completion of the final document. 

Timelines for the Project

Deadlines for the project include the following:

  • Deadline for applications:  July 7, 2023 
  • Notification of award: August 7, 2023
  • First draft of two monograph chapters submitted to AHEAD editors: January 16, 2024
  • Editing and complete draft submitted to AHEAD editors: June 17, 2024
  • Editing and final document: August 15, 2024

Who May Apply

We are seeking applicants who have completed graduate level educational training and have a background and expertise in postsecondary disability.  Preference will be given to applicants who have published in the area of postsecondary disability and have expertise and direct experience in working with college students with disabilities. Proposals that include 1-3 co-authors are welcome.  At least one author must have experience in the operations of a disability resource office.


Applications are due on July 7, 2023 and should include the following materials:

  • A cover letter describing  the proposed topic and the particular qualifications and perspectives author(s) bring to the project. 
  • CV or resume of the author(s) including a description of experience with the operations of a disability resource office
  • One to three examples of the author’s professional writing such as journal articles, research-to-practice briefs, books, or edited volumes
  • A description of the proposed monograph, which should include:
    • A title 
    • The need for the proposed topic
    • An outline of chapters to be included and a one-two sentence summary of what each chapter would likely cover
    • A description of the types of examples, cases, or additional resource materials that may be included in specific chapters if relevant.

We encourage you to look at the recently published monographs in the Foundations series. Titles and abstracts are located in AHEAD’s online store. They will give you a sense of the topics that have been successfully funded in the past and perhaps suggest ways to organize your proposal.  If you have questions about this CFP or wish to discuss possible topics or ideas for a monograph, please feel free to reach out to Richard Allegra  or Sally Scott

All materials may be submitted via email to Sally Scott, who will send e-mail confirmation that they have been received.