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  • This is a list of funds to support OA journals. The funds may be hosted by universities, research centers, foundations, or government agencies.
    • Currently, all the funds listed here are designed to pay publication fees (or article processing charges, APCs) at fee-based OA journals. If funds emerge to support no-fee OA journals, they belong here as well.
  • When possible, annotate the funds with their launch dates, end dates (if any), special criteria, funding limits or cost-ceilings, and other notable features.
  • Related lists elsewhere:
    • Co-Action Publishing maintains a list of university-based OA journal funds and funding agencies willing to pay article processing charges for grantees.
    • De Gruyter maintains a list of universities and funding agencies willing to pay publication fees.
    • SPARC maintains a guide to Open Access Funds, which includes a table of funds and their associated features or policies.
    • Springer maintained a list until December 2014 of universities and funding agencies with OA journal funds.

A

  • Academy of Finland
    • Funds "available for research costs arising from publishing of research results", for applicants to include in "a publication plan as part of the research plan" as of September 2014.
    • Hybrid publication discouraged.

B

  • Universitetet i Bergen
    • The fund at the University of Bergen started to accept applications in October 2013.
    • Corresponding authors from the university can apply to cover APC for accepted peer reviewed articles in Open Access journals and hybrid Open Access.
    • It is also possible to apply to cover author payment for other types of scientific material, like books.
  • Freie Universität Berlin
    • The fund was launched in 2012 with a grant from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the program “open access publishing” to support university OA journal funds. The DFG supplies 75% of the fund, and the university 25%.
    • The fund limit is EUR 2,000 per article.
    • The fund covers only articles in full open access journals and will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals.
    • The fund will only pay for articles in peer reviewed journals included in the DOAJ.
    • The fund will only pay for articles for which the 'submitting author' or 'corresponding author' is from Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Universität Bielefeld
    • The fund was launched in 2009 with a grant from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the program “open access publishing” and has been renewed each year since.
    • The fund limit is EUR 2,000 per article.
    • The fund covers only articles in full and immediate open access journals and will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals.
    • The fund will only pay for articles for which the 'submitting author' or 'corresponding author' is from Bielefeld University.
    • A standard acknowledgment of the fund's support must appear in the published article.
  • Boston College
    • The Boston College Open Access Fund covers the cost of publication fees associated with open access journals
    • Awards available for all Boston College faculty, researchers, and enrolled students without external funding to cover costs
    • Eligible journals needs to be peer-reviewed, fully open access, with publicly available standard article fee schedules, and a policy of waving fees under economic hardship.
    • All articles published with funding from Boston College Open Access Fund must be deposited in the eScholarship@BC repository
    • Annual funding limit per person of $3000
    • The Directory of Open Access Journals, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association as well as the watch list of publishers with suspicious practices will be consulted in order to determine journal eligibility.
  • Brandeis University
    • The Brandeis LTS Open Access Fund covers the cost of open access publishing frees for Brandeis faculty, staff, and enrolled students
    • Covers 100% of fees associated with open access publishing, with a limit of $3000
    • Funding is available for open access journals that do not charge fees to institutions, libraries, or individual readers to access content and do not have embargo periods, including members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association, journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals that allows authors to retain distribution rights, and hybrid journals that allow authors to retain distribution rights

C

  • University of Calgary
    • The Open Access Authors Fund was launched June 23, 2008. This was the first OA journal fund at a Canadian University.
    • Also see the BMC case study on the Calgary fund (undated).
    • Also see the SPARC case study on the Calgary fund (undated but September 2009).
    • The fund will pay publication fees only of hybrid OA journals "that reduce subscription fees in response to the take-up of their Open Access programs" (December 2009).
  • University of California, Davis Library
    • The UC Davis Open Access Fund is available to "UC Davis Academic Senate, Academic Federation members, faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, and graduate students who do not have grant funds that can be used for open access charges are eligible to apply for funds from the UC-OAF."
    • Launched in 2012.
    • Maximum award of $1,000 for publication in OA journals at a limit of "one article per author per year.".
  • University of California, Irvine Libraries
    • The UCI Libraries Open Access Publishing Fund supports "open access publishing charges for researchers who do not have grant funds available to cover them" available to "UC Irvine faculty, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, graduate students and staff".
    • Pilot fund launched in 2013, ending in 2014 with continued application available for publication in Royal Society of Chemistry journals.
    • Maximum award of $3,000 for publication in OA journals and $1,500 for publication in hybrid journals on a per-article basis, limited to "a cap of one article per author per year".
  • University of California, San Diego
    • Announced in November 2012, The fund aim to "offset open access publishing charges for authors who do not have grant funds available to cover them".
    • "The fund will pay up to $1000 per article in a fully open access journal (journals in which all articles are immediately available open access)." Articles in hybrid journals do not qualify for funding.
    • The fund is available to UC San Diego faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, and staff.
    • The fund is part of the California Digital Library Open Access Publishing Fund and is being run on a pilot basis.
  • University of California, San Francisco
    • The pilot fund aims to "cover open access publication fees for scholars who do not have grant or other funds available to cover them".
    • "The fund will pay up to Up to $2,000 per article published in fully OA journals and up to $1,000 per article published in hybrid OA journal, restricted to one article per author, and two articles per lab during the pilot's timeframe. Find more eligibility criteria here.
    • The fund is available to UC San Francisco faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, researchers, and staff.
    • The fund is part of the California Digital Library Open Access Publishing Fund and is being run on a pilot basis.
    • As of May 16, 2013, the fund is on hold due to its popularity, having already run out of its allocated funds.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • The UCSB Open Access Fund is available to "UCSB faculty members, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, researchers, lecturers, scientists, librarians, and other non-Senate academic appointees", supporting publication in open journals, and publication of open monigraphs, data, and conference proceedings.
    • From July 2016 forward, "the UCSB Open Access Fund will only be accepting applications from assistant professors, post docs, and graduate students.".
    • Fund pilot launched in November 2012.
    • Limited to publication in journals shown in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), and "limited to authors with no external funding" available for OA publishing.
    • Maximum award of $3,000 annually.
  • Canadian Cancer Society
    • Funding available in connection to the Canadian Cancer Society Open Access Policy, active from July 2013 forward.
    • Policy includes "support for any charges levied by publishers that are required to comply with this open access process. Such charges may be included as legitimate research expenses (fully justified as with all other expenses) in the budget of a research grant submission.".
    • Funding limits undefined.
  • Cancer Research UK
    • Funding identified in larger Cancer Research UK Policy on Open Access, in connection to the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) beginning in October 2014.
    • In addition, "Researchers that receive funding from us but are not based at an institution which receives support from the COAF may use any unspent grants to pay for APCs.".
    • Required CC-BY license for publications covered by OA publication funds.
    • Required funder acknowledgement and Europe PMC deposit "no later than 6 months after publication.".
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    • "To help level the playing field and encourage Carnegie Mellon authors to publish in open access journals, at the request of campus faculty the University Libraries has agreed, on an experimental basis and under certain conditions, to help CMU authors pay reasonable APCs to publish their peer-reviewed articles in open access journals."
    • The fund payments are limited to $1,500 per article, and capped at £3,000 per author per fiscal year, conditional upon the type of OA journals being published in, and the article author's external funding status.
  • CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) (European Organization for Nuclear Research)
    • The fund.
    • CERN is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE). See the announcement from December 2, 2010.
    • The fund only supports full OA publications, "and not for so called 'hybrid' journals, which sell subscriptions and make part of their content available Open Access: the CERN Library has already paid for those journals, so Open Access fees cannot be covered."
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • The UIC Research Open Access Article Publishing Fund (ROAAP) Fund is eligible to "University of Illinois at Chicago faculty, researchers, staff, post-docs, and students.".
    • Awards "provide full coverage for OA fees under $600", "half of the OA publishing fee (up to $1,500) when the OA publishing fees is more than $600", and " “Open choice” or “paid access” fees -- up to $1500 per article", to journals meeting established standards.
    • Grant funded research ineligible.
    • Funded paper must be deposited in institutional repository INDIGO and cite fund in the corresponding publication.
  • Columbia University
    • The fund was launched on February 1, 2010.
    • Columbia is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • The fund will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals (February 2010).
    • The maximum the fund will cover for a "single article is $3,000"; for a multiauthor work, "each eligible author can apply for reimbursement for a prorated portion of the publication fee."
    • Complete guidelines are provided.
  • Cornell University
    • The fund was launched September 15, 2009.
    • Cornell is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • The fund will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals (December 2009).
    • The maximum the fund will cover for a "single article is $3,000"; for multiauthor works, "each author is responsible for a prorated portion of any publishing fees."

D

  • Dartmouth College
    • The fund was launched September 15, 2009.
    • Dartmouth is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • The fund will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals.
    • The maximum the fund will pay per article is $3,000; for multiauthor works, "an individual author’s support will be set at a prorated portion of the publication fee, which will be set by dividing the fee by the number of authors."
  • Delft University of Technology
    • In October 2010, the fund started to pay the production costs of Delft-published peer-reviewed OA journals.
    • The fund covers journal articles, book chapters, and books.
    • Fund recipients must "ensure that the subsidised publication will be registered in Metis."
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
    • The Open-Access Publishing Programme "supports research universities in the establishment of publication funds" for 12 month periods with potential for renewal, available to institutions based in Germany [3].
    • Funded institutions "must contribute a fixed share of the requested funding volume" to a sum of "at least 25% of the publication funding calculated for the proposal year" as identified in fund guidelines.
    • Limited to publication in fully OA journals maintaining fees up to 2,000€; publication in subscription based journals ineligible [4].
    • Limited submitting and corresponding authors affiliated with included universities.
  • Duke University
    • The fund was announced on October 4, 2010.
    • Duke is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • Funds may only be spent on articles in full (not hybrid) OA journals, journals listed in the DOAJ, and journals published by members of the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association. Funds are not available to authors who could use grant money to pay the same publication fees.
    • Funds are available to Duke faculty, post-docs, and graduate and professional students.
    • Individual authors may not receive more than $3,000/year from the fund. Apart from that, "reimbursement is on a first come, first served basis up until the funding for a given year is exhausted."
  • Dunhill Medical Trust
    • Fund available in connection to the Dunhill Medical Trust Open Access Policy last dated July 2014, noting that "Grant holders may apply to DMT for a contribution towards the valid costs of open access fees levied by publishers" but must include both evidence of publisher acceptance and invoice.
    • Maximum award varied by grant size by the following limits:
      • Under £50,000 = £1,000
      • Between £50,000 and £100,000 = £2,000
      • Above £100,000 = £3,000
    • For publications with multiple funders, "DMT will only pay a percentage of the APC in line with the percentage of the funds that have been provided by DMT to support the research.".
    • Deposit mandated by Dunhill Medical Trust Open Access Policy.
  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
    • The fund was announced on October 20, 2011.
    • Funds may only be spent on articles in full (not hybrid) OA journals, journals listed in the DOAJ.
    • The fund limit is € 2,000 per article.
    • Funds are limited to articles for which the "'submitting author' or 'corresponding author'" is from Heinrich Heine University.

E

  • European Commission
    • Fund available to "support Open Access publications arising from FP7 projects" meeting identified guidelines.
    • Fund operating under OpenAire2020 "Funding Open Access for Post-Grant FP7 Publications" launched January 2015 and "will run until the funding is exhausted, but for no longer than two years (until the end of April 2017).".
    • Maximum award of 2,000€, limited to 3 openly licensed and peer reviewed publications funded publications in connection to a given FP7 project; hybrid publication ineligible[5].
    • Required deposit of publisher-provided PDF of funded publication into "OpenAIRE-compliant repository" and must include "At least one additional format that allows text and data mining". Deposit metadata must include licensing info relating to funded publication[6].
    • Required DOI in addition to funder acknowledgement in publication and corresponding deposit metadata[7].
  • European Research Council (ERC)
    • Funds available as eligible costs included in larger grant funds, "if they are incurred during the lifetime of the project and provided that they are in line with the requirements for direct costs as listed in Article II.14 of the General Conditions of the ERC Grant Agreement (Single and Multi-Beneficiary)."
    • Required repository deposit. [8]
  • University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
    • The fund was launched in 2010.
    • The fund will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals.
    • The fund will be rewarded to the "'submitting' or 'corresponding author'" of a work, if from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
    • The fund awards a maximum of € 2,000.00 per article.
  • ETH Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
    • The fund was launched in 2008.
    • The fund will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals using the double-charge model (December 2009).
  • Emory University
    • The fund was launched on September 1, 2012.
    • The fund will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals.
    • The maximum the fund will cover for a single article is $1,500; for a multi-author work, each eligible Emory author can apply for reimbursement for a prorated portion of the publication fee.
    • Funds are available to Emory faculty, post-docs, graduate and professional students, and undergraduate students.
    • Funded works must be deposited into the University's repository, OpenEmory.
    • Complete guidelines are provided.

F

  • Florida International University
    • The Open Access Publishing Fund is available to "Any FIU Faculty member or doctoral candidate", including eligible postdoctoral authors.
    • Fund launched in 2013 and active through August 2015. The fund is currently suspended from 2016 - 2017.
    • Maximum award of $3,000 for publication in fully OA journals, and a limit of $1,500 for publication in hybrid journals. For publications with more than one author, "Each eligible author can apply for a prorated portion of the article processing fees.".
    • Fund maintains list of approved publishers for funded publications.
    • Encouraged deposit in institutional repository, FIU Digital Commons.
  • University of Florida
    • The fund became operational on July 1, 2010, and has been extended through the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
    • The fund will award an author "$3,000 per year," with $3,000 awarded to full OA publications and 1,500 awarded to hybrid OA publications.
    • Fund awards for multiauthor works are prorated.
    • The "post-review, final draft of the article [must be posted] to UF’s institutional repository" for funded works.
  • University of Freiburg
    • Fund available to University of Freiburg authors acting as submitting or corresponding author to publication.
    • Fund operates in connection to Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
    • Limited to publication fees up to 2,000€; hybrid publication ineligible for funding.
    • Mandatory funder acknowledgement and deposit in institutional repository, FreiDok plus.
  • Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)
    • Funds available for "F.R.S.-FNRS Grants, CDR, and PDR recipients to claim the costs of immediate publication in OA journals" beginning in February 2014.
    • Maximum award of 500€ per-article [9].

G

  • George Mason University
    • The Mason Open Access Publishing Fund was launched in October 2012.
    • Funds may be requested to publish in reputable full OA and eligible hybrid journals.
    • The fund maximum award is $3,000 per article, with an annual cap of $3,000 per author. Multi-authored works are pro-rated.
    • Recipients of grant funds that may be used to pay OA publishing fees are asked not to apply.
    • A statement of acknowledgment is required in the article.
    • Funded works must be deposited into MARS, the university's digital repository.
  • Grand Valley State University
    • The Open Access Publishing Support Fund was launched in September 2011.
    • The fund covers both full OA and hybrid publications that do not have an embargo period.
    • The fund maximum award is "$3,000 per year," and funding for multiauthor works is prorated.
    • Grand Valley State University must appear as the fund-awarded author's affiliation.
    • Funded works must be deposited into the University's repository.

H

  • Leibniz Universität Hannover
    • The fund was launched in 2013 with support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
    • The fund covers only articles in full open access journals and will not pay fees at hybrid OA journals.
    • The fund will only pay for articles in peer reviewed journals, e.g. journals included in the DOAJ.
    • The fund limit is EUR 2,000 per article.
    • The fund will only pay for articles for which the 'submitting author' or 'corresponding author' is from Leibniz Universität Hannover.
    • The fund will only pay for articles "if all alternative sources of finance have been exhausted, particularly when publishing results obtained from third party-funded research".
    • The fund must be acknowledged in the published article.
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
    • Funding available in connection to the HSF Open Access to Research Outputs Policy applying to funded research publications from June 2010 forward.
    • Policy maintained by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada "covers expenses that researchers reasonably may incur related to publishing in Open Access or hybrid scholarly journals.".
    • Under the connected policy, "the full text of all final peer-reviewed manuscripts accepted for publication are freely accessible through the Publisher's website or an online repository within six months of publication date.", including mandatory research data deposit.
    • Funding limits undefined.
  • Heidelberg University
    • The Heidelberg Open Access Publication Fund was created in 2013
    • Covers the cost of publication fees for academics employed at the university
    • Eligible articles are accepted into journals that provide free access to their articles immediately upon publishing
    • Awards of up to €2,000 per year
    • For 2014, the fund will have a total of €121,000
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
    • The fund was launched in April 2011, administrated by the library.
    • The fund limit is EUR 3,000 per article.
    • The fund does not cover hybrid journals fees.
    • The fund will only pay for articles in peer reviewed journals included in the DOAJ.
    • Funding is available to submitting or corresponding authors from HZDR.
  • University of Hohenheim.
    • The fund was approved December 10, 2010, with a grant from the DFG's program to support university OA journal funds. The DFG supplies 75% of the fund, and the university 25%.
    • The fund does not cover fees at hybrid journals.
    • Funds are available for fees through September 2013.
    • The maximum fund amount paid per article is $2000, which is available to articles published "between 07.10.2011 and 30.09.2013."

I

  • University of Iowa
    • The University of Iowa's Libraries and Provost's Open Access Fund "to encourage the University community to consider publishing their research in Open Access journals".
    • The fund will also support PeerJ memberships for biological and medical scientists. PeerJ, as opposed to other open access publishers, charges a one-time membership fee rather than a per-article fee for authors.
    • Administered by the University Libraries, the fund allows for up to $3,000 for publication in full open access journals and $1,500 for publication in “hybrid” open access journals.

J

  • Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (JLU)
    • The fund was announced March 23, 2011.
    • The fund will reimburse up to 100% of article processing charges or author charges in gold OA journals.
    • Funding is available to submitting or corresponding authors of works that are members of JLU.

K

  • Kansas State University
    • The K-State Open Access Publishing Fund (KOAPF) was launched in January 2013.
    • Maximum award of $3,000 annually, limited to one funded publication per-author, with some flexibility.
    • Limited to Kansas State University authors acting as primary author or authors.
    • Publication in hybrid journals are ineligible for funding.
    • "Expected" deposit in institutional repository, K-REx, and include recognition of fund in publication acknowledgements
  • Kansas University
    • The Kansas Univeristy One-University Open Access Fund was launched in November 2012.
    • The fund is a two-year pilot program which allocates $50,000 in two 25,000 annual budgets to "support KU authors who publish in open access journals".
    • "KU, KUMC, and KU Law faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff on the KU main campus in Lawrence and the Medical Center campus in Kansas City are eligible for funding".
    • A funding allowance of $2,000 per article is allocated to cover processing fees. More details can be found here.
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
    • The fund started in 2011, with a grant from the DFG's program to support university OA journal funds. The DFG supplies 75% of the fund, and the university 25%.
    • The fund does not cover hybrid journal fees.
    • Funding is available to submitting or corresponding authors from KIT.
    • Funding is limited to publication charges that are a maximum of $2000.
  • Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation
    • Available funding expressed in the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation Grant Policy.
    • Publication costs may be included in initial funding application with mandatory deposit, writing "Research funded by the Foundation must be published with open access, that is, published articles must be archived in openly searchable databases. The additional cost for this can be taken up as a direct cost in project applications.".

L

  • Leibniz Association
    • The Leibniz Open Access Publishing Fund is available to Leibniz Association submitting or corresponding authors as of January 2016.
    • Maximum award of 2,000€.
    • Mandatory funder and Leibniz Association affiliation acknowledgement in funded publication.
    • Limited to publication in fully OA journals, which "should be listed in the "Directory of Open Access Journals" (DOAJ)".
    • In addition, "If the article is not published under a Creative Commons license, a second publication right for institutional and subject-specific repositories must be granted by the publisher before the invoice can be paid.".
  • Lund University
    • The fund was announced in March 2009. It was apparently launched January 2009.
    • Also see the Jörgen Eriksson Lars Bjørnshauge article about the fund in the January 2009 issue of ScieCom Info.
    • The fund will not pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals.
    • Fund submissions before "2012-11-01" will be fully funded, while those after will receive "50% of the article publishing cost."
    • Funding is available to corresponding authors from Lund with "an active LUCAT-id."

M

  • University of Manchester
    • The University APC funds are provided by the UK Research Councils and The Wellcome Trust
    • Available to all academics and research staff, including postdocs, research fellows, associates, and assistants, at the University of Manchester
    • Supports gold access for articles or conference proceedings, meaning that the publisher makes the article available freely on their own website, the version of work available is the final version, and the published work is available online as soon as it is published.
  • University of Manitoba
    • The Open Access Authors' Fund is provided by the Libraries at the University of Manitoba. "The Libraries initially began supporting UM researchers OA fees for certain publishers in 2010/11. On October 22nd, 2012 they extended coverage to all open access journals that are eligible." See more information about eligibility here.
    • The fund is open to all faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Manitoba
    • The fund supports one OA fee up to the maximum of $3,000 CAD per applicant per fiscal year.
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • The SOAR Fund (acronym for "Supporting Open Access Research"), "supports open access publication of University of Massachusetts Amherst peer-reviewed scholarship", launched in 2014.
    • Pilot fund of $25,000 available for the duration of the 2014 - 2015 fiscal year, with a funding limit of $3000 annually per-applicant.
    • Publication in hybrid journals not eligible for funding.
    • Works deposited into institutional repository UMA Amherst ScholarWorks.
  • Memorial University Libraries
    • The Open Access Authors Fund supports funding for "All Memorial faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, post-docs, emeriti, and honorary research profs who have had a peer-reviewed article accepted to an Open Access journal that meets the funding criteria.".
    • Fund launched in 2011.
    • Applicant must be first author on funded publication, and funded publication must be published in a peer-reviewed journal included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) with no subscription cost, and supporting author copyright retention.
    • Publication in subscription-based and hybrid journals are not eligible.
    • Mandatory deposit in institutional repository.
  • Michigan State University
    • An article in the MSU newspaper (January 27, 2011) said that, "The library helps professors and other faculty members pay to publish in these [fee-based OA] journals...." If anyone can find direct info on an OA journal fund at MSU, please add it here.
  • University of Michigan
    • The fund was launched on September 16, 2010, for a two-year period.
    • The University of Michigan is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • The funds are available to "University of Michigan faculty, post-doctoral researchers, graduate and professional students, staff members, and students."
    • Funding is capped at "$3000 per submission" for OA journals; hybrid and delayed-access journals are funded to a lesser degree. See details here.
    • As of March 1, 2012, all funds were allocated. As of June 2012 it has not been determined whether the program will continue.
  • University of Münster
    • Fund available to University of Münster authors from 2011 to 2015.
    • Fund launched with support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
    • Funding limited to fully OA publications; funded publication must include fund acknowledgement.
    • Fund supports 50% of publication costs; limited to a total fee of 2,000€. Submitting or corresponding author responsible for remaining publication fee coverage.

N

  • National Institute for Health Research
    • Funds available to "NIHR funded researchers" as of April 2014 in connection to larger policy.
    • Funding provided "either through the original NIHR award, or where applicable an NIHR Open Access Fund.".
    • Limited to journals publishing under a CC-BY license and permitting "immediate deposit".
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    • Funds available in connection to NIH Public Access Policy; FAQ includes "Publication costs, including author fees, may be charged to NIH grants and contracts".
    • Connected NIH Public Access Policy effective in 2008.
    • Conditions for funding include "(1) such costs incurred are actual, allowable, and reasonable to advance the objectives of the award; (2) costs are charged consistently regardless of the source of support; (3) all other applicable rules on allowability of costs are met."[17].
    • Required deposit in PubMed Central within 12 months of publication.
  • Northern Illinois University
    • The fund was announced in March 2013 "to advance the use of open access as a means of distributing the research and creative work of the Northern Illinois University community".
    • The fund, currently being run as a pilot project funds NIU tenured, tenure-track and non-tenture-track faculty and graduate students covers OA publishing fees of up to $2000 per article, or per year.
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • The NTNU Publishing fund was established in 2013 and is administrated by the University Library.
    • Maximum amount of NOK 20000 per author per year (incl Norwegian taxes).
    • The fund supports articles with corresponding authors employed by or studying at NTNU.
    • The fund does not support hybrid journals.
    • Journals must be listed in DOAJ and must be accredited in the Norwegian funding system for Higher Education and Research institutions.
  • University of Nottingham
    • Information on the fund is available here. The fund was apparently launched before June 2007.
    • Also see Matt Cockerill's article about it in OCLC Systems & Services, vol. 25, no. 1 (2009).
    • Also see the BMC case study on the Nottingham fund (undated).
    • The policy states that the OA fees charged by hybrid journals "can be covered by the use of the University Open Access Publishing Fund", and provides an email address to which enquiries to access the Fund should be directed.

O

  • Ontario Genomics Institute
    • The fund was announced on May 19, 2010.
    • The fund will pay no more than $3,000 CAD per article.
    • The fund is limited to high-impact OA journals (impact factor of 8 or above, or named on a special OGI list) and requires authors to submit the fund-supported work to a repository, too.
    • Funds are awarded to primary or corresponding authors from Ontario-based institutions.
    • Funding is set aside for 30 articles to be supported on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • University of Oregon
    • The fund was launched on April 1, 2009 and is funded through the spring of 2012.
    • Hybrid and delayed-access journals are not supported.
    • Funding is capped at "$1,000 per article" and "$3,000 per person over the period of this pilot project."
    • Funding is available to both "peer-reviewed scholarly article[s] or monograph[s]."
  • University of Oslo
    • Publication fund was established in 2013. The fund is administered by the University Library.
    • Publishing in hybrid journals is not supported.
    • Journals must be listed in DOAJ.
    • NOK 500.000 was allocated in 2013.
  • University of Ottawa
    • The fund was announced on December 8, 2009.
    • Ottawa is a member of the Compact for Open-Access Publishing Equity (COPE).
    • Hybrid OA journals are supported only if the journals "make articles available immediately or allow open access self-archiving immediately upon publication (no embargo period imposed)."
    • Funding is available to "all full-time and part-time faculty members, staff, currently registered graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and adjunct professors."
    • Authors may apply for funds for a total of "two (2) publications per fiscal year."
    • Funding is available for both book chapters and journal articles.
    • Funded work must be deposited in the University of Ottawa's repository.

P

  • Parkinson's UK
    • Charity Open access Fund (COAF) is "a partnership between medical research charities and is administered by the Wellcome Trust.", supporting compliance with the larger Parkinson's UK OA Policy.
    • Fund participation began in October 2015.
    • Applicants must be located within network of identified UK institutions, and publications funded must be licensed under CC-BY.
    • Funding limits undefined.
  • Pennsylvania State University
    • The Penn State Libraries Open Access Fund was announced in March 2015.
    • Available to "any current Penn State faculty member, researcher, post-doc, graduate student, or staff member" and faculty-endorsed undergraduate students.
    • Maximum award of $2,000, limited to one award per author annually.
    • Publication in hybrid journals are ineligible for funding.
    • Funded publication must include fund acknowledgement and be deposited in institutional repository, ScholarSphere.
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg
    • Fund launched in January 2016 in connection to Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
    • Funding available to Philipps-Universität Marburg "submitting / corresponding" authors.
    • Maximum publication fee of 2,000€.
    • Funds initially distributed at 50% of the total publication cost; remaining funds will cover up to 100% of the publication cost.
    • Publication in hybrid journals ineligible for funding.

Q

  • Queensland University of Technology
    • The fund was launched in 2008 as an experiment limited to PLoS OA journals; it has since expanded its scope.
    • The fund does not cover hybrid journals.
    • See a February 2011 article about the QUT fund for more details.

R

  • University of Regensburg
    • The fund was announced in February 2011.
    • The fund does not support hybrid journals.
    • Funding is capped at a maximum of € 2000 per article.
    • Funding is available to University of Regensburg researchers who are the submitting or corresponding author of a work.
  • Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ) (Riksbank Tercentenary Foundation)
    • The fund was announced on June 1, 2010.
    • It will provide grantees with up to 30,000 SEK per project.
    • Based on terms in effect for grant recipients awarded from 2013 forward, publication funds are provided to all Riksbankens Jubileimsfond (RJ) project grant recipients.
      • Grants "up to three years' duration that fund positions corresponding to up to 75% of full-time employment" are awarded 50,000kr. Funding varied for "larger projects".
      • Programs instead "must be included in the programme budget applied for.", and are not awarded on an included basis.
      • Maximum embargo period of 6 months, with mandatory deposit upon publication "If the researcher opts for parallel publishing", with encouraged deposit from publication in Open Access journals.
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
    • Fund available to Ruhr-Universität Bochum submitting or corresponding authors, launched in 2014 with support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) from 2014 - 2015.
    • Maximum award supports 10% total publication costs per author / per author annually. As of 2016, author contribution must support 20% of article processing charges.
    • Limited to publication in full OA journals maintaining a maximum fee of 2,000€. "Open Choice" publications are ineligible for funding.
  • Ryerson University Library & Archives
    • The Ryerson Library Author Fund is "open to graduate students, faculty, staff, adjunct faculty, and postdoctoral researchers at Ryerson University." who "must exhaust other funding sources (e.g. grants) to pay for open access charges before applying.".
    • Funding limited to publication in journals operating under "Biomed Central*, The Public Library of Science, and Hindawi.".
    • Publication in hybrid journals ineligible for funding.
    • Mandatory deposit in institutional repository, RULA.

S

  • University of Saskatchewan
    • The Research Services Publication Fund is available to University of Saskachewan "tenured or tenure track" faculty, university librarians and term faculty.
    • Fund activity shown prior to 2009.
    • Maximum award of $1,000 ($1,500 when funding available).
    • Funding limited to "one application per applicant per fiscal year" and "one scholarly and creative work can be requested for support per fiscal year".
  • University of St Andrews
    • Supports access to the following funds:
      • RCUK Block Grant
        • Awarded from 2013 - 2014 in connection to RCRK Policy on Open Access.
        • Publication in policy compliant journal must include funding acknowledgement and access guidelines.
      • Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)
        • Available to "Researchers funded by Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Campaign, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research".
        • Fund launched in October 2014.
        • Publication must be licensed CC-BY.
      • St Andrews University Library
        • Available to St Andrews University staff, launched in August 2013.
        • Publication in hybrid journals ineligible for funding.
  • Swansea University (Prifysgol Abertawe)
    • The fund helps cover the cost of Article Processing Chargers (APCs) for articles funded by the Research Council of the United Kingdom (RCUK)
    • Only supports gold open access, meaning the article needs to be immediately available, at no cost to readers with unlimited non-commercial re-use.

T

  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    • The Open Publishing Support Fund was launched in the fall of 2008.
    • Funding is available to any "faculty member, post-doctoral associate, or currently enrolled graduate student ready to submit a completed article for publication."
    • Articles published by "peer-reviewed open access publishers" are supported; "Any open access publication will be considered, provided that the journal is freely available at the time of initial publication with no embargo periods. Hybrid journals that make only selected articles open access are not included in the pilot project."
    • Applicants receive funding on a "first-come, first-served basis to a maximum of $3,000 per article."
  • Texas A&M University
    • Open Access to Knowledge Fund (OAKFund) is available to support OA publication costs and institutional PeerJ membership for "current members of the faculty or full-time research staff at Texas A&M University". Current funds have been allotted, with possible renewal.
    • The fund (or equivalent) is mentioned in this June 2007 conference report.
    • Maximum award of $3,000. Awarded sum is divided "evenly between all eligible authors" for multi-author funded works.
    • Publication in hybrid or delayed access journals are ineligible for funding.
    • Encouraged deposit in institutional repository, OAKTrust.
  • Texas Woman's University
    • The fund "provides scholarly funding to TWU full-time faculty members who wish to publish their work in peer-reviewed, Open Access journals".
    • Pilot launched in 2015 for duration of the 2015 - 2016 academic year.
    • Supports a maximum award of $3000 per individual or group.
  • University of Toronto
    • The fund was announced in October 2012.
    • Peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters or monographs accepted for publication after June 1, 2012 are eligible.
    • Funding is available to "all full-time and part-time faculty members and librarians, staff, currently registered graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows".
    • The fund will pay up to a maximum amount of CAD 3,000 per fiscal year per corresponding author, on a "first come, first served" basis.
    • The fund will not pay publication fees at hybrid OA journals.
    • Requests for funds may be refused if the publisher appears to be a "predatory open access publisher".
  • UiT The Arctic University of Norway (formerly The University of Tromsø)
    • The fund was announced February 18, 2011. Article about the fund and its rules. See also information pageÌ
    • The fund supports APCs in OA journals (not hybrid journals) for corresponding authors employed by or studying at the University of Tromsø, full- or part-time. PeerJ membership is also supported.
    • There is no financial limit per article or per author, nor a limit to the number of articles per author per year.
    • Journals must be listed in DOAJ (or eligible for such listing) and must be accredited in the Norwegian funding system for Higher Education and Research institutions.
    • 2014 budget is NOK 1,300,000 (roughly USD 210,000).
  • University of Tübingen
    • Fund available to University of Tübingen authors acting as corresponding or submitting author.
    • Fund launched in 2013, operating in connection to Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
    • Limited to publication in full OA journals with a maximum fee of 2,000€, funding 70% of costs limited to three publications per-author annually as of 2015.
    • Funder acknowledgement encouraged.

U

  • University of Bergen
    • The fund was launched in 2013.
    • The University "currently has a "Supporter Membership" with BioMed Central. This means that the university pays a fixed amount per year, providing all UiB employees with a 15% discount on publication in BioMed Central's journals, Chemistry Central and Springer Open journals". (See full policy)
  • University of Ulm
    • The fund was announced in 2009 for non-medical publications.
    • In 2013 an additional fund for medical publications was announced.
    • Funding is available to submitting or corresponding authors from University of Ulm.
    • The funds reimburse two-thirds of the publication fees, the author has to pay one third.
    • The funds support hybrid journals.
  • Utah State University Libraries
    • Fund available for Utah State University students and faculty, announced in 2013.
    • Maximum award of $1,500 per-article, limited to one award per-author annually.
    • Publication in hybrid journals not eligible for funding, and fund applicants "must request a match from their department, college, or an outside granting agency".
    • Mandatory deposit in institutional repository, DigitalCommons@USU.
  • Utrecht University
    • The Utrecht University Open Access Fund helps cover the cost of author fees for academics at Utrecht University who do not have external funding
    • Articles must be published in journals that are fully open access. Hybrid journals are not eligible.
    • Grants for book publications are also available
    • All publications must be made available at Igitur Archive, Utrecht University's repository

V

  • Vetenskapsrådet (The Swedish Research Council)
    • Funding available in connection to grant conditions relating to open access first established in January 2010, and mandating open publication effective 2015 and under a CC-BY license effective 2017.
    • Publication funds available for inclusion in initial grant applications.
  • University of Vienna
    • The Central Open Access Publishing Fund was launched on July 16, 2014. It is run by the Open Access Office, Library and Archive Services of the University of Vienna.
    • Funding is available for articles in genuine open access journals: DOAJ-listed, no hybrid journals.
    • Articles that are published as outcomes of primarily externally funded research projects will not be funded.
    • „First come, first served policy“; up to three publications per year and author.
    • The maximum publication fee expected is EUR 2,000 per item. Higher costs can be covered in individual cases.
    • The submitting author/corresponding author must be affiliated to the University of Vienna.
    • A refund of already paid bills for APCs is not possible.
  • Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
    • The subvention fund was launched September 28, 2012.
    • Funds are available for OA and hybrid journals.
    • Fund is run by the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.
    • Funding is available to "faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students".
    • Funding is capped at a maximum of "$1500 per article and $3000 per author per year".
  • University of Virginia
    • "The Open Access Fund is intended to support U.Va. authors who wish to publish their research in an open access journals".
    • All faculty, staff and students served by the U.Va. Library system are eligible for funding.
    • Funding is limited to up to $2000 per article, with a maximum of $3000 per year.
    • All successful funding applicants will must deposit a copy of their articles in Libra, U.Va.’s institutional repository.

W

  • Wake Forest University, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
    • The fund was launched in 2008.
    • Funding is "provided in equal sum from three sources: the Z. Smith Reynolds Library, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, and the author’s department".
    • Wake Forest faculty are eligible for funding.
    • Both OA and hybrid journal articles and monograph chapters are funded.
    • Funded work must be deposited to the university's repository.
  • University of Wisconsin
    • The fund was launched by August 2007.
    • The fund will pay publication fees of hybrid OA journals, but has a cap on the maximum to be paid of 30% of fee.
    • The fund will pay 50% of the publication charges for full OA journals.
    • On a per-article basis, funding "will not exceed $1,500" per year per author.
  • World Health Organization
    • Funding availability identified in World Health Organization OA policy, including, "WHO will include the costs of open-access charges, where appropriate, in its applications to donors who support WHO’s work. It will also invite external entities applying for project support from WHO to include such costs, where appropriate, in their applications.".
    • Connected policy effective July 2014, mandating OA publication under "Creative Commons 3.0 intergovernmental organization (IGO)" license or author deposit into Europe PMC.
  • Universität Würzburg
    • Fund available to Universität Würzburg authors acting as corresponding author.
    • Fund launched in 2011, operating in connection to Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) from 2011 to 2016.
    • Funded publication must be licensed under CC-BY and include fund acknowledgement.
    • Fund available to cover up to 60% of publication costs; applications limited to fees up to 2,000€.
    • Funded publications included in OPUS Würzburg.

Y

  • York University Libraries
    • The York University Libraries OA Author Fund is available for "All York, faculty, graduate students, staff, post-docs, emeriti, and visiting scholars who have had a peer-reviewed article accepted to an Open Access journal that meets the funding criteria.".
    • Funding limited to one publication per applicant annually, and funded publication must have a York University affiliated first author.
    • Publication in subscription-based and hybrid journals including journals that maintain "embargoes that limit Open Access to content for a specific time period after publication, if it is longer than the publication timeline required by the funding source." are not eligible for funding.
    • Mandatory deposit in institutional repository, YorkSpace.

Z

  • University of Zurich, Main Library
    • In 2012 an open fund was launched as a pilot program to support open access publications from the social sciences and humanities.
    • The open fund does not cover publications in hybrid journals.
    • Funding is capped at a maximum of 2,000 CHF per author per year.