Canada's Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has announced an Aid to Open Access Research Journals program. This is a one-year program, designed to allow SSHRC to test a new funding model and approach to adjudicating grant applications from research journals, in preparation for the revised research journals support program, which will be launched in 2008-09. The funding model is based on the article as its unit. To qualify for funding, a journal must be peer reviewed, and openly accessible immediately on publication.
Congratulations to SSHRC for another example of Canadian Leadership in the Open Access Movement.