OBC Collective Development Fund Grant Programme: 2024 Call & Guidance | Open Book Collective Information Hub

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The Open Book Collective is pleased to launch the inaugural call for applications for funding from our Collective Development Fund.

This document outlines the details of the 2024 call, as well as providing guidance for applicants.

In line with our commitments to supporting bibliodiversity, the information for this call is available in three languages: English, Portuguse, and Spanish. Applicants may submit their application in any one of these three languages.

One of the key aims of the Open Book Collective is to support publishers, infrastructure providers and other organizations to build capacity to increase the quantity, quality and diversity of Open Access books. One way it does this is by awarding grants from its Collective Development Fund.

The Collective Development Fund is funded from two sources: directly, from funders, as well as from our publisher and service provider members. The Open Book Collective allocates 5% of the Supporter Programme revenue received from subscribers to the Collective Development Fund.

With this call, we are pleased to announce the official launch of the fund, with applications for projects of no more than 12 months, with grants available of between £7,500 and £15,000. We expect Collective Development Fund calls to be repeated annually.

We welcome applications from individuals and organizations globally, who meet the eligibility criteria below. The 2024 call closes on Friday May 31 2024.

Key Dates

April 16 2024: call opens. From this point applicants may also optionally send brief material (see details below) to the OBC for feedback on whether the proposed project appears within scope (‘scope check’) 

May 10 2024: last date to send materials for optional scope check

May 31 2024: call closes






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04/16/2024, 05:07

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