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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
The EIFL-OA programme invites proposals for organising national or institutional open access advocacy campaigns to reach out to research communities. We particularly wish to involve scholarly and scientific researchers, universities and colleges, and university presses and society publishers.
Some examples of the advocacy actions that could be implemented in partnerships with senior management and open access champions from the faculty:
If you are looking for examples of successful advocacy campaigns, please see the following websites:
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 [Application form.doc].
2. Then, you MUST submit the application form online here.
3. In case you have technical problems, you can send your application form to iryna.kuchma[@]eifl.net
Application deadline is FEBRUARY 28th 2011.
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 approximately March 14, 2011.
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).