Institutes and Funders Covering Open Access Fees (APCs)

The following list is organized by geographic region or country and thereafter by institution in alphabetical order. Funding bodies covering fees can be found below this list.


Aberystwyth University

Albert- Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Aston University

Babraham Institute

Bangor University

Bielfeld University

Birkbeck College, University of London

Bournemouth University

Brunel University

Cardiff University

Chalmers University of Technology

Chemnitz University of Technology

City University London

Cranfield University

Delft University of Technology

De Montfort University

Durham University

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürics (ETH Zürich)

EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute

ETH Zurich

Freie Universität Berlin

Heriot-Watt University

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Handelshøyskolen BI

Heinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfInternational

Heidelberg University

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Imperial College London

Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK

Institute of Food Research, UK

Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

John Innes Centre, UK

Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Keele University London

King’ College London

Kingston University, UK

Lancaster University

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

London Metropolitan University

London School of Economics & Political Science

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Loughborough University

Lund University

Manchester Metropolitan University

Max Planck

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover

Middlesex University

MRC Centre Cambridge

MRC Toxicology Unit

National Institute of Agricultural Botany

National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton

Natural History Museum, UK

NERC British Antarctic Survey

NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

NERC British Geological Survey

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Nottingham Trent University

Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU

Odense University Hospital

Open University, UK

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences

Oxford Brookes University

Pirbright Institute

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth University

Queen Mary University of London

Queen’s University Belfast

Rothamsted Research

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Ruhr University Bochum

School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London

Science & Technology Facilities Council Laboratories

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Sheffield Hallam University

Smith College

Sogn og Fjordane University College

St. George’s University of London

Swansea University

Technische Universität Hamburg-Hamburg

Technische Universität München

Telemark University College

Tilburg University

UCL School of Pharmacy

University College London

University of Aberdeen

University of Agder

University of Barcelona

University of Bath

University of Bergen

University of Birmingham

University of Bradford

University of Brighton

University of Bristol

University of Cambridge

University of Central Lancashire

University of Duisburg-Essen

University of Dundee

University of East Anglia

University of East London

University of Edinburgh

University of Essex

University of Exeter

University of Freiburg

University of Giessen

University of Getting

University of Glasgow

University of Heidelberg

University of Hertfordshire

University of Hohenheim

University of Huddersfield

University of Hull

University of Kent

University of Leeds

University of Leicester

University of Lincoln

University of Liverpool

University of London

University of London, Institute of Cancer Research

University of London, Institute of Education

University of Manchester

University of Nordland

University of Nottingham

University of Luxembourg – Institute for Health & Behavior

University of Oslo

University of Oxford

University of Portsmouth

University of Potsdam

University of Reading

University of Regensburg

University of Salford

University of Salzburg

University of Sheffield

University of Southampton

University of Southern Denmark

University of St Andrews

University of Stirling

University of Strathclyde

University of Surrey

University of Sussex

University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies

University of Tromsø

University of Tubingen

University of Twenty

University of Ulster

University of Ulm

University of Vienna

University of the West of England

University of Warwick

University of Westminster

University of York

University of Zurich

Universität Bamberg

Universität Basel

Universität Bayreuth

Universität Bielefeld

Universität Bremen

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Universität Hannover

Universität Heidelberg

Universität Hohenheim

Universität Leipzig

Universität Stuttgart

Universität Würzburg

Utrecht University

Volda University College

Wageningen University and Research Centre

NB! If you have been funded by the Charity Open Access Fund, i.e. by Arthritis Research UK, the Breast Cancer Campaign – Research that Saves Life, Cancer Research UK, Leukeamia and Lymphoma Research – Beating Blood Cancer, the British Heart Foundation, and the Wellcome Trust, you will be able to recover the Publication fee at these UK universities.


USA & Canada

Allegheny College

Boston College

Brandeis University

Brock University

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Carnegie Mellon University

Colombia University

Colorado State Universities

Columbia University

Carleton University

Concordia University

Cornell University

Dalhousie University

Dartmouth College

Davis University of California

Duke University

East Carolina University

Emory University

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University

Florida State University

George Mason University

Grand Valley State University

Harvard University

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Irvine University of California

John Hopkins University

(this fund is currently shut down due to funds having been exhausted for 2015).

Kansas State University

Lakehead University

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial University

Michigan State University – ask the Library

MIT – Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Montana State University

Northern Illinois University

Northwestern University

Ontario Genomics Institute

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon State University

Ryerson University

Samuel Merritt University

Simon Fraser University Vancouver

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Texas A & M University

The Ohio State University

Tulane University

Tufts University

University of Arizona

University of Calgary

University of California at Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, Irvine

University of California, Merced

University of California, Riverside

University of California San Diego

University of California San Francisco

University of California  Santa Barbara

University of California  Santa Cruz

University of Colorado

University of Colorado, Boulder

University of Colorado, Denver

University of Connecticut

University of Dayton, Ohio

University of Florida

University of Illinois, Chicago

University of Iowa

University of Kansas

University of Manitoba

University of Maryland

University of Massachusetts Amherst

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

University of Northern Colorado

University of Oaklahoma

University of Oregon

University of Pittsburgh

University of Regina

University of Rhode Island

University of Saskatchewan

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

University of Toronto

University of Utah

University of Villanova

University of Virginia

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Utah State University

Virginia Tech

Wake Forest University

Western University

York University


Australian Catholic University

Griffith University Queensland University of Technology

University of Adelaide

University of Technology


Stellenbosch University – contact Renee Reagon at

University of Cape Town

University of Pretoria


Nanyang Technological University


BIOTEC (Thailand)


Trinidad & Tobago

The University of the West Indies


Funders willing to pay publication fees for Open Access, or allowing researchers to use part of their funds to pay for Open Access publication:


Academy of Finland

Arthritis Research UK

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (UK)

British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Consejo Superior de Invesigaciones Científicas (CSIC) (Spain)


Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Danish National Research Council

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Dunhill Medical Trust

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (UK)

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK)

EU project: Network of Collaboration Between Europe & Latin American-Caribbean countries (NECOBELAC) (covering the publication fees to Latin American and European collaborating researchers [co-authors])

European Commission (FP7) – health, energy, enrionment, information and communication technologies (ICTs), research infrastructures, socio-economic sciences and humanities, and science in society

European Research Council (ERC)

Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (FWF)

Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO)

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Germany

Health Research Board (Ireland)

Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)


Max Planck Society

Medical Research Council (MRC) (UK)

Mid Sweden University/Faculty of Human Sciences

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (UK)

NECOBELAC – Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin American-Caribbean CountriesNederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO)
(including ACTS, ALW, CW, EW, GW, MaGW, ZonMw, N, NGI, STW, WOTRO, FOM, ICTRegie, NIHC)

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)

Norwegian Research Council

OpenAIRE (FP7 pilot)

Országos Tudom ányos Kutat ási Alapprogramok (OTKA)

Parkinson’s UK

Research Councils UK (RCUK)

Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF)

Science and Technology Facilities Council (PPARC) (UK)

Science Foundation Ireland

Spanish National Research Counsel (CSIC)

Sweden’s Riksbank Tercentenary Foundation (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond)

Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare – Forte

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research

Swedish Research Council

Swedish Research Council FormasTelethon Foundation, Italy

Swiss National Science Foundation

Telethon Foundation, Italy

The Dunhill Medical Trust

The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Sweden)

Wellcome Trust

Östersjöstiftelsen – The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Sweden)

USA and Canada

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM)

Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance (CBCRA)

Canadian Health Services Research Foundation

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Fondation des maladies du cœur du Canada (FMC)

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research

Memorial University of Newfoundland

National Cancer Institute of Canada

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation


Latin America-Carribean Countries

CINVESTAV Unidad Irapuato

NECOBELAC – Network of Collaboration Between Europe and Latin American-Caribbean Countries



Australian Research Council (from 2012)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)



Indian Council of Medical Research



Israel Science Foundation Telethon (Israel)



National Research Foundation (South Africa)South African Medical Research Council



Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP)