Funding & support services

Springer Nature offers a free open access support service to make it easier for our authors to discover and apply for funding to cover article processing charges (APCs) and/or book processing charges (BPCs).

We can:

  • Provide personalised information on OA funds that may be available to you.
  • Direct you to the open access funding co-ordinator at your institution or funding body.
  • Supply you with the information required to complete an open access funding application.
  • Help you demonstrate the benefits of OA to support your application.
  • Offer personalised advice about the application process for your institution or funding body.
  • Provide advice about compliance with funders' and institutions' OA policies.


Discover our funding support service

Did you know there are more than 250 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide?

  • Over 90 funders around the globe make funding available to researchers
  • Over 150 institutions make funding available to researchers
  • An additional 170 research institutions distribute open access block grants on behalf of funding bodies