The UCSF Open Access Publishing Fund helps cover open access (OA) publication fees for UCSF authors who do not have grant or other funds available to cover them. It is funded by the UCSF Academic Senate and the UCSF Library, and run by the Library.
2019 update: The Fund is active and accepting applications. The Library is supplementing the Fund on a trial basis in 2019 in order to support publications without a faculty author.
Since 2017, the UCSF Academic Senate has dedicated at least $95K annually towards open access (OA) publishing and open science (see 2017's announcement). In 2018 and 2019, the amount was increased to $110K and $120K respectively, with a portion of the funds earmarked for faculty workshops in partnership with the Library's Data Science Initiative.
The goals of this program are to: