Grants awarded

You can search below for information about all grants we awarded. Our grants data is also available in csv format here.

We are committed to transparency, and believe that with better information, grant-makers can be more effective decision makers. In 2017 we started to work with 360Giving to publish information about Arcadia grants (last updated July 2024). Arcadia has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights to Arcadia’s grant data, to the extent possible under law, by dedicating it to the public domain with the Creative Commons CC0 waiver. This means the data is freely accessible to anyone to use and share.

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Open Book Futures

To help develop the infrastructures, business models, networks and resources to support open access books publishing by small-to-medium-sized publishers, non-profits and scholarly libraries



3 years

Towards core costs

To continue the development of the open syllabus project – to gather and analyse the world’s syllabi and make this information freely available to the academic community and the public.



2 years

Open Access Book Prizes

To set up and run the American Council of Learned Society open access book prizes. The prizes will go to authors of open access monographs and their publishers to support forthcoming books that would not otherwise be published open access



6 years

Converting University Press Monograph Publishing to Open Access

Developing a roadmap for converting university press monograph publishing to open access (OA). The two-year grant will support a broad-based monograph publishing cost analysis, the development and open dissemination of a durable financial framework and business plan for OA monographs, and a transition fund to subvent OA monographs at the MIT Press whilst they implement the resulting framework.



3 years

Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs

To provide match funding for the Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM) project, which will address the key technological, structural and organizational hurdles - around funing, production, dissemination, discovery, reuse and archiving - which are standing in the way of the wider adoption an impact of open access books.



3 years

A framework to make more books freely available online

To develop technology, policies, and partnerships that will increase the amount of book content that researchers can access digitally.



3 years

Enhancing Unlocked University Press Books

To create high quality EPUB files of scanned university press books, to enhance the reader experience



2 years

Unlocking University Press Books

Towards digitizing more than 15,000 volumes of published monographs from university libraries' collections, and making them available via the Internet Archive’s controlled digital lending platform, which protects the university presses’ intellectual property and institutional investments.



4 years

Arabic Collections Online

To help digitize and make publicly available on the Internet 23,000 books in Arabic. NYU and partner institutions' are contributing published books in all fields – literature, business, science, and more – from their Arabic collections. The books range in date from very early materials to imprints as late as the 1990s. Many of the older books are rare or fragile, and nearly all are out of print.



3 years