Funding open access books

In order to support authors who choose to make their books and chapters immediately available upon publication, Springer Nature has compiled a list of research funders and institutions worldwide that fund open access book processing charges (BPCs) and chapter processing charges (​​​​​​​CPCs). 

Sources of funding are listed by country, and links to each organisation’s open access funding and policy/information pages have been included where available. Please note that this page currently only shows open access policies for funders or institutions that make open access funding available. 

Organisations have been listed only where they have specified that they have funding dedicated for open access books (monographs and/or edited collections) or that their open access funds extends beyond journal articles and may be used for peer-reviewed books and chapters. Where funders and institutions make open access funding for chapters but not for books, this has been indicated by an asterisk (*).


The information on this page is updated regularly, and reflects BPC funding sources to the best of our knowledge. To suggest updates or additions to this list, please contact us at OAfundingpolicy@springernature.com.


To find out about funding for open access articles, see our list of organisations that provide funding for article processing charges (APCs).

Updates or additions

The information on this page is updated regularly, and reflects BPC funding sources to the best of our knowledge. To suggest updates or additions to this list, please contact us.

Funders and institutions A-Z index

Austria

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Austrian Science Fund, FWF (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung)

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Commission for Development Research at the OeAD-GmbH, KEF

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Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)

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University of Salzburg (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg)

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Denmark

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Aarhus University, AU ( Aarhus Universitet)

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Finland

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Academy of Finland (Suomen Akatemia)

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International

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World Health Organisation , WHO

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Lithuania

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Research Council of Lithuania, RCL (Lietuvos mokso taryba)

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Netherlands

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Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek)

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Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft)

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Utrecht University, UU (Universiteit Utrecht)

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Slovenia

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Ministry of Education, Science and Sport

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Sweden

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Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science / Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, RJ (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond)

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Södertörn University

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UK

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Department for International Development, DFID

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Research Councils UK, including AHRC, BBSRC, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, STFC, RCUK

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Wellcome Trust, WT

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Northumbria University

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Canada

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International Development Research Centre, IDRC

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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, SSHRC

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Carleton University

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Concordia University

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Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, OICR

Simon Fraser University, SFU*Funding information

University of Calgary

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University of Northern British Columbia, UNBC

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University of Saskatchewan

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University of Western Ontario, UWO

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Europe

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European Commission, EC

 

Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

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Horizon 2020 grant scheme

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European Research Council (ERC), ERC

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Germany

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Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen Stiftung )

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University of Konstanz (Universität Konstanz)

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Kenya

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International Livestock Research Institute, ILRI

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Luxembourg

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Luxembourg National Research Fund, FNR (Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg)

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Norway

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Nord Universit (Previously University of Nordland), NU (Previously UIN) (Nord Universitet (Previously Universitet i Nordland))

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet)

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Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, HiOA (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus)

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University College of Southeast Norway (Porsgrunn Campus) Formerly Telemark University College, HSN (Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge (Formerly Høgskolen i Telemark))

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University of Agder (Universitetet i Agder)

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University of Bergen, UiB (Universitetet i Bergen)

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University of Tromsø / Arctic University of Norway, UiT (Universitetet i Tromsø / Norges arktiske universitet)

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South Africa

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Stellenbosch University, SU (Universiteit van Stellenbosch)

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Switzerland

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Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF / SNF / FNS (Schweizerische Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung /  Fonds national suisse de la recherche scientifique)

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University of Zurich, UZH (Universität Zürich)

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USA

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Boston College, BC

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Emory University

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Gustavus Adolphus College

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

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Texas A&M University

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Tufts University, Medford

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University of Arizona, UA

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University of California, Berkeley

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University of California, San Francisco, UCSF

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University of Iowa, UI

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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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University of Minnesota

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University of Northern Colorado, UNC

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University of Oklahoma, UO

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UTK

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University of Texas at Arlington, UT Arlington

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University of Virginia

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Wake Forest University, WFU*

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Wayne State University, WSU

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West Virginia University, WVU

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Further resources

Open access funding FAQs

Learn about the types of APC funding available, as well as how to secure such funding and meet eligibility requirements.

Funding sources for open access articles

Check whether your institution or research funder makes OA funding available for journal publications.

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