Overview

Career Stage(s): PhD Candidate (with Masters), Postdoc & Junior Researcher, Established Researcher, Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Support for scientific events & science communication,

Deadline: 03-07-2018 14:00 CET

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

The aim of the OPEN ACCESS FUND is to promote the free access to research results from FNR-(co)funded projects.

The programme provides financial support to cover article processing charges that may arise through the publication of peer-reviewed research results in Open Access.

An Open Access publication is one that is made freely available to any potential reader or user with access to the internet, with the only limitation that the work is properly attributed to its author(s).

Open Access publications contribute to a more efficient and effective use of research results, maximises the potential for innovation, increases the visibility of researchers and their research institutions and provides the conditions for a bigger return on invest of public money.

The OPEN ACCESS FUND also helps FNR-(co)funded researchers to comply with the FNR Policy on Open Access.

FUNDING SPECIFICS

Eligible beneficiaries:

  • Beneficiaries of FNR-(co)funded projects for which positive funding decisions were taken after the 1 January 2017 in the framework of the following instruments: CORE, OPEN, INTER, INTER Mobility, PEARL, ATTRACT, NCER, CORE-PPP (now called BRIDGES), POC (now called JUMP), PRIDE and IPBG. The date of the funding decision counts, not the date of the sigature of the convention.
  • PRIDE beneficiaries retained in the 2016 PRIDE call.
  • AFR INDIVIDUAL and AFR-PPP (now called INDUSTRIAL FELLOWSHIPS) beneficiaries who spend/spent >50% in Luxembourg under an employment contract with the local host institution and received positive funding decision letters after 1 January 2017.

Not eligible are AFR INDIVIDUAL and AFR-PPP (Industrial Fellowship) beneficiaries who carry/carried out their research abroad or spend/spent > 50% on an employment contract with a host institution abroad.

Also not eligible are all beneficiaries of projects for which funding decisions where received before 1 January 2017. The date of the funding decision letter counts, not the signature of the convention. The 2016 PRIDE call is an exception.

Eligible publications:

  • Open Access peer-reviewed scientific articles or monographs published in 2017 in the scope of FNR-(co)funded eligible projects (i.e. for which funding decisions were taken after 1 January 2017). The date of publication counts, not the date of acceptance for publication.

Eligible costs:

The FNR reimburses costs associated with publishing peer-reviewed scientific articles or monographs in Open Access up to a certain ceiling, provided certain conditions are fulfilled (see guidelines for details).

Types of costs eligible for reimbursement through the Open Access Fund:

  • Article processing charges (APCs) – for articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals (both full Open Access journals (“Gold”) and traditional journals (“Hybrid”)
  • Production costs and costs of simultaneous Open Access publication – for peer-reviewed scientific monographs

Not eligible are:

  • Submission fees (charges levied on articles submitted for publication)
  • page charges
  • charges for colour figures

The level of the FNR contribution depends on the type of publication and the type of journal:

Gold Open Access Article:

Up to €2.500

Only APCs are reimbursed. Additional costs for publications in subscription venues which are not related to Open Access (e.g. submission fees, page charges, colour figures) are not eligible for funding.

Hybrid Open Access Article:

Up to €1.500

Only APCs are reimbursed. Additional costs for publications in subscription venues which are not related to Open Access (e.g. submission fees, page charges, colour figures) are not eligible for funding.

Open Access Monographies:

Up to €2.000

FNR funding covers production costs and the costs of simultaneous Open Access publication. Printing costs are not eligible for reimbursement via the FNR Open Access Fund.

Authors are encouraged to choose journals with lower APCs where possible. In any case, the FNR contribution for a given publication may not exceed the costs incurred by the applying institution/individual.

SUBMISSION AND SELECTION PROCEDURE

A call for applications will be announced annually for the reimbursement of costs incurred from manuscripts published in the previous calendar year.

The call 2018 was launched on 31 January 2018.

The annual deadline for applications is 30 June 14:00 CET. For the current call, however, the deadline has been pushed to Tuesday. 3 July 2018, 14:00 CET.

For beneficiaries from 3LIU: your institution needs to submit a collective online application via the FNR online grant management system. This includes an online application form and a predefined Publication List (Excel sheet) listing ALL publications from FNR-(co)funded research (Open Access or not) from 2017 with associated costs.

For all other beneficiaires: submit an online application via the FNR online grant management system for your own publications from 2017.

The FNR checks the submitted list of publications for coherence with FNR Open Access Fund conditions, and funding is awarded accordingly and subject to available budget.

Funding decisions will be communicated by the end of October 2018.

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