The UBC Open Access Fund for Humanities and Social Sciences Research assists UBC faculty members who wish to publish in Open Access books and journals and who are required to pay associated fees, sometimes known as article processing charges (APCs). This fund supports research directly aligned with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Councils General Guidelines for Eligibility of Subject Matter for SSHRC and Eligibility of Applications Related to Health. The Open Access Fund supports the costs of making books or journal articles openly accessible, that is, accessible without subscription or paywalls. Open access is a requirement of many funding agencies and enables wide dissemination of University research. NB: Support depends upon funding availability and is not guaranteed. Starting September 1st, the Fund takes applications through the academic year until funding is depleted, at which point the Fund will be closed for the year.
Proposal Development Support
For support in preparing a UBCO-led application, please get in touch with the contact below: