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Open Access Research and Scholarship (OARS) Fund

Questions about the OARS Fund or application process?

Please contact:

Meg Brown-Sica, Assistant Dean, Scholarly Communications & Collection Development
Colorado State University Libraries
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019
Phone: (970) 491-1838

Open Access Research and Scholarship (OARS) Fund

As of July 1, 2016, the OARS Fund is on hiatus.

If you would like to be notified when the program begins accepting applications again,
please fill out this form:

Please notify me about the status of the 2016/2017OARS Fund

The Colorado State University Libraries, under the guidance of the CSU Faculty Council Committee on Libraries, has allocated $45,000 to support the Open Access Research & Scholarship (OARS) Fund for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The goals of the OARS fund are to:

  • Support CSU authors in choosing an open access venue for their work that supports their needs.
  • Reduce total costs for publishing in open access (OA) journals.
  • Encourage submission and reduce barriers to open access publishing as a scholarly communications option.
  • Collect data that can be used to measure effectiveness and fiscal impacts of new models of support for faculty research. 



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