Funding Programme "Open Access Publishing"
To promote open access the DFG works closely with partners in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. As part of the Digital Information Alliance Initiative, the DFG is supporting the introduction of an inalienable second publication right. Through organisations and networks such as Knowledge Exchange, Science Europe and the Global Research Council, the DFG is also working at European and international level to influence the transformation of academic publishing from a subscription-based to an open-access model. In spring 2016 the DFG signed the Expression of Interest of the OA2020 initiative.
DFG-funded authors can also take advantage of the publication allowances available through individual grants and coordinated programmes to pay the processing fees that may be required by open-access journals.
The DFG also offers funding programmes through which open-access infrastructures and services can be established.
Extension of Submission Deadline for Open Access Publishing Programme
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic and the associated unpredictable demands on work organisation at universities, which could hamper efforts at coordination for proposal submission, the submission deadline for the Open Access Publishing programme has been extended to 22 May 2020.
We kindly request all applicants who are able to submit earlier to submit their proposals as soon as possible and not to wait until 22 May 2020. The modalities for submitting proposals via elan remain unchanged.
The Open Access Publishing programme is currently being evaluated by the Committee on Scientific Library Services and Information Systems (AWBI). The programme will run until the end of 2020. Until then, the currently valid rules will apply, e.g. in 2019 and 2020, proposals can be submitted for up to two years' funding.