In spring 2012, the University established its first Open Access Publishing Fund, with funds from the budget of the University Libraries and the Office of the Vice President of Research. The fund was renewed in late 2014.

Update 02/09/2016 - We cannot currently guarantee funding availability for new applications. You are still welcome to apply, but we are in the process of renewing available funding and reviewing eligibility guidelines. More information will be shared here as it becomes available. Apply, or contact for more information.

Funds are available to UMN authors from all campuses who have no other available funding, to cover the costs of making their publications available to the world. We believe that free online access to published research benefits authors, other researchers, the University, and many people around the world.

In order to be eligible for support, a work must be:

  • A peer-reviewed journal article, scholarly monograph, conference proceeding, or data set
  • Created by a University of Minnesota author (any faculty, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, or staff)
  • Fully open and available immediately upon publication (no time-delays)
  • Already accepted for publication at the time of application for funding support