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Thank you for your interest in Open Access publishing.

Please note that the CURIE fund has undergone substantial changes to eligibilty, allocations and procedures. 


 

The Carleton University Research Impact Endeavour (CURIE) fund was initiated in 2011 as part of Carleton's overall strategy to support Open Access and Scholarly Publishing.  The fund was to assist in the payment of  article processing charges (APC) for open access articles authored by Carleton researchers.  As the fund moves out of the pilot phase,  modifications to the terms of reference have been necessary in order to keep the fund viable.  

Important changes:

  • The CURIE fund will now support open access publication in journals AND monographs
  • Priority will be given to research with mandated open access requirements
  • Allocations will occur ONCE PER SEMESTER.  Deadlines will normally be Nov 30th, March 30th and July 30th.  Due to technical problems on campus the current deadline is extended to December9th, 2016.
  • There will be a maximum allocation of $500.00 CDN per application (per article)
  • There will be no more than 1 allocation per researcher per year

Applicants should review the fund documentation or the frequently asked questions below before completing the application form.

Applications may be submitted  upon final acceptance by the publisher. Applications will be reviewed quarterly and applicants will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.

 -- Incomplete applications will not be considered. --


CURIE Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?

Any Carleton University faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students or professional staff who is named as author of a research article or monograph is eligible to apply for CURIE funding.  (The article must indicate the Carleton affiliation. )

What is Eligible?

The work must be published in an Open Access journal or conference proceedings or a similar open access vehicle. That is, all of the content is freely and globally available online immediately upon payment of the article processing fee, with minimal or limited copyright restrictions.

The work for which funding is requested must be have undergone a formal review process (usually peer-reviewed) .

Works accepted for publication within the last two years are eligible for this program.

Are there any limits on the fees?

Yes, there is a cap of $500 Cdn per submission. 

Who decides how the CURIE Fund is allocated?

The Fund is jointly administered by the Library and OVPRI (Office of VP - Research and International) .

Will the CURIE Awards be made public?

Yes, a list of authors and articles funded by CURIE will be published on the University's Open Access website.

Will the CURIE funds be made available permanently?

The project will be evaluated regularly in relation to its contribution to Carleton's strategic, academic and research plans. Continuation of this initiative depends on the continued availability of base funding.

What are the application procedures?

Applicants should read all documentation, including the frequently asked questions, prior to completing the CURIE application form.

Applicants must provide a link on the form to the publisher's Open Access policies and to the fees schedule.

Applications may be made immediately upon final acceptance by the publisher.

Applications will be reviewed each semester and applicants will be informed as soon as possible thereafter.