About the fund
Established by former Provost Jamshed Bharucha in 2009, the Provost’s Open Access Fund is intended to provide support for enabling open access to scholarship, educational resources, and research collections created by Tufts faculty. This pilot program has been successful in educating Tufts faculty about open access and in supporting open access publication and digitization of their scholarship. Funding allocations for the 2012-2013 academic year have been completed. See Open Access Fund Recipients for those who have been funded.
Decisions about how to move this work forward are pending the current T10 process.
Funds can be expended for two purposes:
- Author-pays Open Access Publishing: Funds may be used to support payment of fees required by the publisher to make an article open access.
- Digitization of Research Collections for Open Access: Funds may be used to support digitization of research materials owned by faculty with the stipulation that the resulting digital collection be made freely accessible for teaching and research use.
How to Apply
Please note, we are not presently accepting applications. Interested faculty should examine the guidelines and application process for the Open Access Publishing Fund or the Open Access Digitization Fund.