Supported by Carleton Library and the Office of the Vice President (Research & International)

The Carleton University Research Impact Endeavour (CURIE) Fund is a pilot project to provide funds for the reimbursement of reasonable article processing fees for articles authored or co-authored by Carleton researchers published in eligible peer-reviewed open access journals for which no alternative funding is available. Read full documentation HERE.

Applicants should first read all documentation, including the frequently asked questions, and if they are eligible for CURIE funds, read the checklist and complete the application form.

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

If CURIE funding is approved, the applicant should submit the invoice to the Library CURIE office for payment.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Eligible?

All Carleton University faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and full-time professional staff who are named as an author of a research article and who have the lead responsibility for submitting this article to a peer-reviewed Open Access journal or conference proceedings are eligible to apply for CURIE funding. The article must indicate the Carleton affiliation. Only one application can be made per article. Funding will not be made available if any of the authors of the article are eligible for complete reimbursement of the article processing fees for this article through grants from a foundation, granting agency, or other institutions including Carleton.

What is Eligible?

Articles accepted for publication after March 1, 2012 are eligible for this program

These must be peer-reviewed articles that have been accepted for publication in journals which are fully "Open Access". That is, all of the content of the entire journal is freely and globally available online immediately upon payment of the article processing fee, with minimal or limited copyright restrictions.

Open Access articles are freely available for redistribution and reuse which means that anyone who has access to the internet may read, download, copy and distribute that article.

In addition, to be eligible, authors must be publishing in a journal which is:

Are there any limits on the fees?

Yes, there is a cap of $2500 per article for fully Open Access journals and a cap on any one author of $5000 per year.

Who decides how the CURIE Fund is administered?

The Fund is jointly administered by the Library and the OVPRI through the Scholarly Communications Committee.

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

What are the application procedures?

Applicants should first read all documentation, including the frequently asked questions, and if they are eligible for CURIE funds, should then read the checklist and complete the application form. The author must provide a link on the form to the publisher's Open Access policies and fees.

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

If CURIE funding is approved, the applicant should submit the invoice the the Library CURIE office for payment.