Open Access Research and Scholarship (OARS) Fund

Questions about the OARS Fund or application process?

Please contact:

Michelle Wilde
Colorado State University Libraries
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019
Phone: (970) 491-1860
email: Michelle.Wilde@colostate.edu

Open Access Research and Scholarship (OARS) 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. 

CSU faculty authors may receive up to $2,000 to support processing fees for one article during the 2014-2015 academic year. Funding is available on a first come, first served basis with two funding cycles:

  • July 15-December 31, 2014 - applications and reservations for articles published after May 15, 2014 will be accepted until the allocated OARS funds are committed
  • January 1-May 31, 2015 applications and reservations for articles published after November 1, 2014 will be accepted until the allocated OARS funds are committed

Authors who received funding in 2013-2014 may not reserve additional funds
until the 2013-2014 award has been paid out and the article has been
deposited in CSU's digital repository
.


Click here to review the complete eligibility guidelines and to apply for funding.