59 SPEC Kit 353: Funding Article Processing Charges
The One University Open Access Author Fund
The One University Open Access Author Fund
at The University of Kansas
KU's One University Open Access (OA) AuthorFund is designed to heighten the visibility
and accessibility of the University's scholarship and to support faculty, staff and graduate
students in all KU/KUMC disciplines who choose to publish in open access journals that
require author-fees for accepted manuscripts. It is intended for authors with limited
sources of funding that allow for open access publication charges. $25,000 of funding
has been approved for distribution over one year.
The OA Author Fund is made possible by contributions from the offices of KU Provost,
KU Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies, and KUMC Vice Chancellor for
Due to the significant number of applicants, but limited funds during the two-year pilot of
this fund, considerable evaluation of award results and consultation with KU faculty and
researchers resulted in changes to the application process, criteria, and awarding of
funds. Please read all criteria below to ensure your successful application.
The awarding will now be a monthly competitive process reviewed within the first 5 busi‐
ness days of each month. Priority will be given to graduate students, early career re‐
search staff, pre-tenure faculty, those with little or no research funding to support their
open access publishing, and first time OA Author Fund applicants. However everyone
that meets the basic criteria (see below) are welcome to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications for FY16 opened up July 1, 2015. Requests from each
month are reviewed, prioritized, weighted for need and approved or denied within the
first week of the following month and authors are notified of the decision.
Please review the application requirements and apply here: Complete the OA Author
Fund request form
See the OA Author Fund Awards Report for a list of previous awardees.
Author eligibility
All faculty, graduate students, post-docs and staff on the KU main campus in Lawrence,
the Edwards campus, and the Medical Center campuses in Kansas City, Wichita, and
Salina are eligible to apply for funding.
Authors applying for funds along with the primary authors of the publications must be KU
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