CLOSED: The UCSB Open Access Fund is no longer accepting applications. All available funds are committed. Reimbursement forms for awards that have already been granted are being accepted. If you value the benefits of open access publishing (books, journals, and data) and other innovative, and potentially transformative open access scholarship, such as open digital archives, and digital humanities resources, please let campus administrators know that a campus strategy and infrastructure for supporting both the traditional and 21st century scholarly communication systems should be a priority.

The Open Access Fund supports UCSB authors who want to make their research free to all readers immediately upon publication. Eligible authors will be reimbursed up to $3000, per academic year, for article publication charges (APCs) paid to open access journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals. Applications are also accepted for open access fees paid to book and data publishers. Applications for funding are accepted as long as funds are available.    

Effective July 1, 2016, the UCSB Open Access Fund will only be accepting applications from assistant professors, post docs, and graduate students. The Fund has no permanent source of funding and is subject to funding restraints. The program is administered by the UCSB Library and has been supported by the UCSB Academic Senate and the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor.