Seven years ago, students partnered with SPARC to organize a day of coordinated on-campus action in support of Open Access that quickly grew into International Open Access Week. Students have continued their leadership on Open Access and this month the Right to Research Coalition announced Generation Open Grants, a new initiative to support students and early career researchers in hosting events and raising awareness during the 2014 International Open Access Week, from October 20th through the 26th. The grants build upon this year’s Open Access Week theme of Generation Open, which will highlight the importance of students and early career researchers and explore how the transition toward Open Access affects researchers at different stages of their careers.
Applications are still open but will close in under a week on August 18th at midnight Pacific Daylight Time (GMT – 7:00). Winning applications will be announced by August 29th. You can find more information on the Generation Open Grants as well as how to apply here.
The Right to Research Coalition will fund a total of $4,000 in Generation Open Grants, ranging in size from $250 up to a maximum of $1,000 per organization. Guidance on expectations for grants of various sizes can be found on the Generation Open Grant homepage.
Generation Open Grants can be put toward a range of events, from watch parties for the SPARC-World Bank Open Access Week Kickoff Event to campus-wide campaigns and mini-conferences. There is a final chance to discuss your application this Thursday, August 14 at 5:00 PM-7:00 PM (GMT+1), you can join to discuss your application here (via Google Hangouts).
Adapted from a Right to Research blog post on August 10st which can be found here http://www.righttoresearch.org/blog/one-more-week-to-apply-for-a-gogrant.shtml