Library Grants and Funding for Researchers and Scholars

Dr. Kianna Middleton sits at a table in the Morgan Library Reading Room. She is reviewing print materials from the CSU Libraries' Friedman Feminist Press Collection.

The CSU Libraries plays a critical role in empowering researchers and scholars. One way we do that is by helping to reduce barriers to research and scholarly excellence, including financial barriers.

Open Access Publishing

Fully Covered and Discounted Open Access Publishing Charges

The Libraries has negotiated several publishing agreements that enable researchers affiliated with CSU to publish their work open access at a discount or at no cost. The Libraries covers or partially covers charges on behalf of authors. We’re working to increase the number of agreements with publishers.

Learn about our publishing agreements and how to get charges covered.

Open Educational Resources

Colorado OER Grant

Each year, Colorado State University receives funds from Colorado OER Council to offer grants to support the work required to transition courses from using commercial course materials to using Open Educational Resources. This grant is available to any CSU faculty member who would like to adopt, adapt, or create new OER for a course.

Applications are typically open from May to June each year.

Questions about OER grants? Contact Christine Pawliuk.

Research Using Library Collections

Friedman Feminist Press Collection Grant

In recognition of the legacy of CSU graduate June Friedman, the Friedman Feminist Press Collection provides research grants of up to $1,750 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the collection. These grants are intended to help offset the expenses of researchers engaged in studies that will benefit from access to the holdings of the Friedman Feminist Press Collection, and make ties to it and second-wave feminism.

The annual application deadline is January 21.

Application information for 2022 (PDF)

Questions about the Friedman Feminist Press Collection Grant? Contact Mark Shelstad.

Water Scholar Award

In support of western water research, the Colorado State University Libraries provides research grants of up to $1,500 for researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Libraries’ Water Resources Archive. These grants are intended to help offset the expenses of researchers engaged in studies that will benefit from access to the holdings of the Water Resources Archive as well as costs associated with presentations, publications, or other products resulting from that research.

Applications are open to anyone whose research interests and objectives would be, or already have been, significantly advanced by utilizing the holdings of the Water Resources Archive.

The annual application deadline is January 31.

Application information for 2021 (PDF)

Questions about the Water Scholar Award? Contact Patty Rettig.

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