Library Grants and Funding for Researchers and Scholars
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.
2023: Grants are available up to $1,000 for adoption of existing OER, $3,000 for adaptation of existing OER, and $8,000 for creation of new materials. In order to apply, please fill out the grant proposal form online by March 24, 2023.
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 $1200 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 20.
Application information for 2023 (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 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.
Questions about the Water Scholar Award? Contact Patty Rettig.