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Open access is the immediate, online, free and unrestricted availability of peer-reviewed, research literature. It provides the means to maximize the visibility and use of research output. We advocate for open access to promote knowledge sharing.
EIFL Open Access (OA) programme in action ...
Call for proposals
Following the success of last year's grant competition, the EIFL-OA programme invites new proposals for organising national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. We particularly wish to involve active researchers and students, research administrators and policy makers, university presses, society publishers, researchers/research groups as publishers and journalists.
Some examples of the advocacy actions that could be implemented in partnerships with senior management and open access champions from the faculty:
We encourage you to read EIFL-OA case studies describing the results and lessons learnt of 13 projects supported in 2011 that implemented national and institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities and open access publishing initiatives: http://www.eifl.net/eifl-oa-case-studies.
You can also see other recommended resources:
The EIFL-OA programme manager will be available to support your work during implementation of your projects.
Who can apply
Libraries and organisations from EIFL partner countries are eligible to participate. Applications are invited from any individual libraries and organisations or pairings or groups of libraries and organisations under EIFL partner consortia umbrella.
How to apply and deadline
1. Please fill in the application form that can be downloaded here [DOC].
2. Then, you MUST submit your project application online here.
3. In case you have technical problems, you can send your project application to iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net
Application deadline is MONDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2012.
This programme is supported by Information programme, Open Society Foundations.
Evaluation procedure and publicity
Funding is granted on a competitive basis. Winners will be notified by April 16, 2012.
Grant recipients will be featured on the EIFL website and Open Access Scholarly Information Sourcebook (OASIS).
If you have any questions or need clarifications, please contact the EIFL-OA Programme Manager, Iryna Kuchma (iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net).