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Laboratory for Data Science Library Program: Laboratory for Data Science Open Access Publishing Grants


The Laboratory of Data Science (LDS) at Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is seeking applications for Open Access Publishing Grants. As part of the Data Science for Library Program, LDS supports PFW research and engagement by funding scholars, especially junior faculty, who are interested in open access publishing. The LDS Open Access Publishing Grants fund data science research at PFW and aim to increase discovery and visibility of PFW data science research outputs. Under the Data Science for Library Program, LDS collaborates with Helmke Library at PFW and the data science activities of other libraries in the metropolitan area of Fort Wayne. Questions about the LDS Open Access Publishing Grants should be directed to the Chief Scientist of LDS, Dr. Selvitella,, and to Erika Mann, Data Science for Library Program,

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Selection and funding rests under the purview of the Laboratory of Data Science Administrators. Funds will be reimbursed to the author after the article is accepted, provided a publication date, and the author has provided an invoice to the Chief Scientist, Dr. Selvitella. Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available. When funds are exhausted, the fund will be closed until next academic year.


Author Eligibility

Any current Purdue University Fort Wayne faculty member, researcher, post-doc, staff, or graduate student who do not have available funds that can be used for open access charges may apply for funding of up to $500 per article to pay for article processing fees.

  • Funding is limited to Purdue University Fort Wayne campus
  • Authors who are funded under this program are not eligible for funding a second time
  • Articles co-authored with authors from other institutions will only be supported if the PFW author is the primary or lead author (e.g., first author or director of research)
  • Authors are strongly encouraged to include the following statement in the author's acknowledgement: "Publication of this article was funded in part by Purdue University Fort Wayne Data Mine through the Laboratory of Data Science Open Access Publishing Fund and Helmke Library."

Content Eligibility

  • Only scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles that involve a substantial data science component will be considered for funding
  • Only article processing charges will be covered. Additional fees are not eligible for funding

Journal Eligibility

  • Eligible publications must provide free, immediate, online access to the full text of the research article upon publication without restrictions
  • Eligible journals may include those listed in reputable indices, such as the Directory of Open Access Journals, or publishers that are generally compliant with publishing best practice and the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association's Code of Conduct
  • Journals must be peer-reviewed
  • Journals must make their standard fee schedules publicly accessible
  • Ultimately, the eligibility of the journal is the purview of the Laboratory of Data Science Team. Consulting with Chief Scientist of LDS, Dr. Selvitella,, and with Erika Mann, Data Science for Library Program,, is highly recommended prior to the submission of the application.

Application Procedure

To apply for funding, complete the form below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until funding is available. Available are two grants of $500 per year on average.

Diversity and EOE/AA Statements

Diversity Statement

LDS is grounded in mutual respect and promotes Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as well as collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and community impact. Students with the most diverse backgrounds are invited to apply for the positions available in the lab and will enrich its activities. Purdue University is committed to creating an environment that enhances learning by recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals at the university. Diversity stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life. The term diversity encompasses differences of culture, background, and experience among individuals and groups. Such differences include, but are not necessarily limited to, differences of race, ethnicity, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, class, age, and disabilities, as well as political and religious affiliation, and socioeconomic status.

EOE/AA Statement

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.