Dean Kevin Ross of the Leatherby Libraries, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, Office of Research, and the IS&T Department, is pleased to announce the inaugural semester of the Supporting Open Access Research and Scholarship (SOARS) program to the Chapman University community.

The SOARS program is designed to provide financial support to Chapman University faculty publishing the results of their research, scholarship, or creative activity in an Open Access (OA) journal. OA journals make research freely available to anyone, including those without subscription access, removing barriers to access while fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing new insights, and increasing the impact of the research. The SOARS program can provide up to a $3,500 reimbursement for OA article processing charges.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please visit the SOARS website to view the complete list of application criteria. Eligible applicants should submit their applications for the Fall 2023 round of reviews by November 10, 2023.

Please contact the Assistant Dean, Doug Dechow, at or the Chair of Resources & Scholarly Communications, Kristin Laughtin-Dunker, at if you have any questions about SOARS.