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Funding sources for Article Processing Charges

A growing number of funding agencies and institutions are making funding for Article Processing Charges (APCs) available to those authors who choose to publish their research outputs under an open access licence. They may require authors to include the cost of APCs in their proposal for funding, or allow authors to use their research grant to cover the cost of APCs. Please see the list below, by country, for further details of various sources of funding for APCs, and your eligibility for use of them.




European Union







The Netherlands


South Africa




United Kingdom

United States


Austrian Science Fund    

University of Salzburg   

University of Vienna 


The National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS)


Brock University

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Carleton University        

Concordia University     

Lakehead University      

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Ryerson University         

Simon Fraser University                               

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)            

University of Calgary     

University of Saskatchewan

Western University                        

York University

European Union

European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

European Research Council (ERC)            

Horizon 2020     

OpenAIRE (FP7 pilot)


Academy of Finland


Bielefeld University       

Chemnitz University of Technology        

German Research Foundation (DFG)     

Dresden University of Technology             

Free University of Berlin

Hamburg University of Technology         

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf     

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres       

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz            

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)    

Leipzig University            

Max Planck Society        

Munich University of Technology            

Ruhr University Bochum              

University of Bamberg

University of Bayreuth

University of Bremen    

University of Duisburg-Essen     

University of Erlangen-Nürnberg             

University of Freiburg   

University of Giessen    

University of Goettingen             

University of Hannover

University of Heidelberg              

University of Hohenheim            

University of Kassel       

University of Konstanz 

University of Muenster

University of Potsdam  

University of Regensburg            

University of Stuttgart                  

University of Tubingen 

University of Ulm            

University of Würzburg


Icelandic Centre for Research


World Health Organization


Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)


Telethon Foundation

The Netherlands

Delft University of Technology  

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)

University of Twente    

Utrecht University


Norwegian University of Life Sciences   

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)            

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences           

Research Council of Norway (NRC)         

Sogn og Fjordane University College      

Telemark University College      

University of Agder        

University of Bergen     

Nord University 

University of Oslo           

University of Tromso (Arctic University of Norway)         

Volda University College

South Africa

Stellenbosch University               

University of Cape Town             

University of Pretoria


Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)             

University of Barcelona


Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Chalmers University of Technology         

Lund University               

Swedish Research Council


Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)             

University of Zurich

United Kingdom

Aberystwyth University   

Aston University             

Bangor University                        

Birkbeck College, University of London 

Bournemouth University 

Brunel University                    

Cardiff University            

Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)           

City University London 

Cranfield University       

De Montfort University

Durham University          

Heriot–Watt University   

Imperial College London              

Keele University              

King’s College London   

Lancaster University      

Leverhulme Trust           

Liverpool John Moores University                    

Loughborough University            

Manchester Metropolitan University     

Middlesex University    

Newcastle University    

Northumbria University

Nottingham Trent University              

Plymouth University      

Queen Mary University of London          

Queen’s University Belfast         

Research Councils UK (RCUK)    

Royal Holloway, University of London                   

Sheffield Hallam University        

St. George’s University of London           

Swansea University       

University College London          

University of Aberdeen               

University of Bath           

University of Birmingham            

University of Bradford  

University of Brighton   

University of Bristol       

University of Cambridge               

University of Dundee    

University of East Anglia              

University of East London           

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex         

University of Exeter       

University of Glasgow   

University of Hertfordshire        

University of Huddersfield          

University of Kent          

University of Leeds        

University of Leicester  

University of Liverpool 

University of Manchester           

University of Nottingham            

University of Oxford      

University of Portsmouth            

University of Reading    

University of Salford      

University of Sheffield  

University of Southampton        

University of St. Andrews           

University of Stirling      

University of Strathclyde             

University of Sussex      

University of the West of England           

University of Ulster        

University of Warwick   

University of Westminster          

University of Worcester              

University of York           

Wellcome Trust

United States

Allegheny College                           

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation                          

Boston College

Brandeis University                                 

California State University, Fullerton                      

Carnegie Mellon University                        

Colorado State University                           

Columbia University                      

Cornell University                           

Dartmouth College         

Duke University             

East Carolina University                

Emory University            

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Florida State University

George Mason University           

Grand Valley State University    

Harvard University         

Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis          

Kansas State University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)    

Montana State University           

Northern Illinois University         

Northwestern University            

Oregon State University              

Samuel Merritt University           

Texas A&M University  

Texas Woman’s University         

Tulane University            

University of Arizona     

University of Buffalo     

University of California, Berkeley             

University of California, Davis    

University of California, San Diego           

University of California, San Francisco    

University of California, Santa Barbara   

University of Colorado, Boulder               

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Connecticut            

University of Dayton, Ohio         

University of Illinois, Chicago     

University of Iowa          

University of Kansas        

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts, Amherst  

University of Minnesota              

University of North Carolina, Charlotte 

University of North Carolina, Greensboro            

University of Oklahoma               

University of Pittsburgh               

University of Rhode Island          

University of Tennessee, Knoxville                

University of Virginia     

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee       

Utah State University    

Villanova University       

Virginia Commonwealth University         

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Wake Forest University

If you know of a funder or an institution with available APC funds, please contact us so we can add the organization to this resource.

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