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Open Access Support: Other Funding Sources

Open access support options available for USU researchers.

Faculty Start-Up Funds

Office of Research new faculty start-up funding may be reallocated to provide funds for open access publishing. If you would like to reallocate some of your budget, please submit a request to Branden Blanchard at The Office of Research strongly suggests that all faculty work through the USU Libraries to ensure that funds are used in the most efficient way possible when publishing open access.

Grant Funds

You may write publication costs into a proposal budget when applying for grants. If publication costs were included in the proposal budget and detailed in the proposal budget justification, you may request from the sponsor a no-cost extension so that grant funds will cover publication fees after the main grant period—but a no-cost extension is not guaranteed.