Open Access Grant Program

OUWB Medical Library Open Access Grant Program

The purpose of the Open Access (OA) grant program at the OUWB School of Medicine Library is to support OA publication processing fees for OU-based faculty at the medical school.

Program Objectives

Primary Objective
  • Provide additional avenues for faculty publication
Secondary Objectives
  • Educate faculty about OA journals as an alternative publishing model
  • Enhance the visibility of faculty scholarly work to a wider, global readership

Grant Contact

All questions regarding the OUWB Medical Library Open Access Grant may be addressed to:

Dr. Misa Mi
Phone: 248-370-3774


  • Applicant must be an OU-based Foundational Medical Studies faculty member
  • Applicant must have a complete, ready to submit manuscript accepted at an OA journal
  • Applicant must be first author or corresponding author
  • Journal must be
    • Open Access (not a paid subscription-based journal)
    • Peer reviewed
    • Indexed within PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, or CINAHL

Note: Eligibility decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please use a checklist to determine your eligibility or contact Dr. Misa Mi with any questions.


  • OA Grant Program funds available: $10,000
  • Individual grant awards will be in the amount to cover the publication processing fees for an OA journal
  • Each faculty member may receive one OA grant per academic year
  • Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until funds have been exhausted
  • Grant funds will be paid directly to the OA journal publisher

Grant Application Process

NOTE: Faculty wishing to apply for the OA Grant are advised to discuss their application with Dr. Mi prior to submitting their article for publication to ensure they meet all qualifications for funding.

    1. Submit an Open Access Grant Application Form
    2. Email Dr. Mi letting her know you have submitted the form and attaching a copy of your completed article.
    3. Applicants will be notified by letter on the status of their funding request within 5 business days.
    4. Awardees will meet with the Medical Library Assistant (Shirley Anderson), to arrange for payment to OA journal publisher.

Grant recipients are encouraged to post their article preprint to Oakland University's institutional repository, OUR@Oakland, in order to further increase article visibility.