Open Access Processing Charges (APCs) Pilot Program Launches for Faculty

The Augusta University Faculty Senate (AUFS) has established a pilot program to finance payment of article and monograph processing fees (APCs) for Augusta University faculty who wish to publish in eligible open-access, peer-reviewed venues when funds from third-party funding sources are unavailable. This pilot program is supported by the Office of the Provost and is a collaboration between the AUFS, the University Libraries, and the Office of the Senior VP for Research. The fund is administered through the University Libraries.

  • Faculty members can receive up to $2,000 to cover open access processing fees to publish in open access, peer-reviewed venues (see criteria for full eligibility requirements).
  • Each college and school will be eligible for a total of four (4) awards until December 31, 2023. Thereupon, the approved requests will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis.

Program Goals

  • Support AU faculty in publishing open access.
  • Increase visibility and accessibility of AU research and scholarship.
  • Create greater equality of access to information.
  • Highlight student success activities (e.g., student co-authors) and contribute towards the 16 by 30 aspirational imperative.
  • Highlight scholarship related to community engagement to contribute towards the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification aspirational imperative.   

For more information about this pilot program, and to apply for an APC award, visit the website at: