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Scholarships and Grant

Open Access Author Fund 

The West Virginia University Libraries are committed to providing open access to research for anyone anywhere. The Open Access Author Fund (OAAF) is intended as an aid to open access to scholarly content published by WVU authors.

Eligible Authors:

Funds are available for faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, and students served by the West Virginia University Libraries and its regional libraries.

Each applicant may only be funded once per fiscal year, regardless of the amount awarded.

Faculty may only be funded once each fiscal year as a first author.  A faculty member can appear as a co-author on more than one submission, particularly on papers that have one of their graduate students as the first author.

Any authors who are unsure about whether they are an eligible author should contact     Marian Armour-Gemmen prior to submitting an article for publication.

Applying for Funds:

Once an author has a manuscript accepted by a qualifying journal, he or she should immediately apply for open access funds using the application form. The OAAF Committee in the University Libraries will review the applications and vet and prioritize them based on criteria for eligibility, guidelines, and available funding. Authors will receive notification of decision via email within 3 business days. The decision of the Committee is final.

Apply for Open Access Author Fund

Teaching and Learning Commons Open Educational Resources Grant

West Virginia University Libraries (WVUL) and the Teaching and Learning Commons (TLC) are partnering to support the use and development of Open Educational Resources (OER) through a grants program for instructors. The grants goal is to encourage development of alternatives to high cost textbooks, lower the cost of college for students, and support faculty who wish to implement new pedagogical models for classroom instruction, and grant applications which highlight Appalachia-related content or focus are highly encouraged.  Grants are given in one of three categories - Incorporate, Innovate, and Create.

Proposal Evaluation:

Participation Requirements: