Funding for 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).

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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Austrian Academy of Sciences3Funding information

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

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University of Salzburg (Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg)3

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Finland

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Academy of Finland (Suomen Akatemia)

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International

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DEBRA InternationalFunding information
Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)Open Access policy
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World Health Organisation , WHO

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Israel

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Israel Science Foundation                     

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Italy

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Ministry of Education, Universities and Research                 

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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 Organisation for Scientific Research

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Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft)

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Utrecht University, UU (Universiteit Utrecht)

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New Zealand

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Health Research Council of New Zealand

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Serbia

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Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development

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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 (Södertörns högskola)

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UK

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Action on Hearing Loss

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Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

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Department for International Development, DFID

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Leverhulme Trust

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UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

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Wellcome Trust, WT

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University of KentFunding information

Northumbria University

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Oxford Brookes University

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Reading University

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Belgium

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Fund for Scientific Research, FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique)

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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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Weston Brain Institute

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Carleton University

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Concordia University

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University of British Columbia

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University of Northern British Columbia, UNBC

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University of Western Ontario, UWO

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Europe

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European Commission, EC

Horizon 2020 grant scheme

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European Research Council (ERC), ERC

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Germany

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Leibniz Consortium (Leibniz Gemeinschaft)

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Volkswagen Foundation (Volkswagen Stiftung)

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Heinrich Heine University DüsseldorfFunding information

Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

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Technical University of Berlin (Technische Universität Berlin)

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University of Konstanz (Universität Konstanz)

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University of Passau (Universität Passau)

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ZB MED (German National Library of Medicine)- Leibniz Information Centre for Life Sciences, Cologne and BonnFunding information

Japan

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS

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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 Metropolitan University (OsloMet)

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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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Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Høgskulen på Vestlandet)

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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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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)Open Access policy
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University of Basel (Universität Basel)*Funding information
University of Geneva (Université de Genève)Open Access policy
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University of Zurich, UZH (Universität Zürich)

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USA

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American Cancer SocietyFunding information

American Diabetes Association

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Autism Speaks

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James S. Mcdonnell Foundation

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation

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Simons Foundation

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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The Medical Foundation - A division of Health Resources in ActionFunding information

US Department of Energy

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US Environmental Protection Agency

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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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University of California, Berkeley

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University of California, San Francisco, UCSF

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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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Wake Forest University, WFU*

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West Virginia University, WVU*

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