Leverhulme Trust

A summary of the Leverhulme Trust's open access policy and their requirements for researchers who receive funding from them.

Requirements overview

Requirement Detail
Acknowledge the funder Required
Data accessibility statement Not required
Rights retention statement Not required
Specific licence Not specified
Embargo limit Not specified
Deposit locations Not specified
APC payment exclusions Not specified
APC payment source Payments can be budgeted in grant proposals
Other notes No official policy

Further information

What is covered by the policy

The Leverhulme Trust does not currently (07/06/2023) require its grantees to make their publications open access. 

Paying for Leverhulme journal article publication

Does the Trust fund the cost of open access publishing?

Yes, this is a permissible cost and should be included either within the 25% associated costs allowable on Research Project Grants and Research Programme Grants or within the research expenses category for fellowships. However, open access charges should only be incurred during the period of a Leverhulme award (rather than being built into a budget but with anticipated expenditure after the research and award has concluded). If these costs are not incurred during the life of the grant, the funds cannot be switched to any other budget heading, and must be returned to the Trust.

Applies to: all schemes

(All quotations taken from Leverhulme page on 07/06/2023)