FWF Open Access-Block Grant

As of January 1, 2024, costs for the Open Access publishing of works (peer-reviewed journal articles, contributions to edited volumes, etc.) resulting in whole or in part from FWF-funded projects will be supported by means of an Open-Access Block Grant provided in addition to the approved project budget. Funding will be administrated by the University Library Salzburg. The Open Access Block Grant will completely replace the previous processes and guidelines of the FWF’s Peer-Reviewed Publications Programme for all projects.

BEFORE submitting a manuscript resulting from an FWF project, please contact the Open Access & Publication Support Team of the University Library at to learn more about the possible Open Access funding options and the respective conditions.

Refunds are not possible. Invoices must be paid directly by the University Library.

Funding requirements:

  • Journal must be listed in DOAJ or be part of an OA agreement with PLUS 
  • Corresponding author must be affiliated with PLUS
  • CC BY license is obligatory
    Open Access publications from FWF-funded projects must bear the CC BY license (other licenses such as e.g. CC BY-NC or CC BY-ND are not compliant).
  • FWF Acknowledgement mandatory
    The following statement must be included in all publications upon submission:
    “This research was funded in whole or in part by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) [grant DOI]. For open access purposes, the author has applied a CC BY public copyright license to any author accepted manuscript version arising from this submission.”

Application form Funding for publications resulting from an FWF project, which are not covered within an open access publishing agreement (except MDPI and Frontiers). Please send the application form to

Further information on the FWF Open Access Block Grant can also be found at the  FWF website