Publication support

We hereby call for applications to the Aarhus University Research Foundation for distribution in the second half year of 2018. 

What do we support?

The objective of the foundation’s publication support is to ensure that important scientific work and other activities at the university can obtain the necessary support for qualified high-quality publication and dissemination and thereby strengthen the university’s communication of research results both within the international research landscape and to the general public.

Although the foundation mainly supports publications published through Aarhus University Press, it also supports publications published through other relevant Danish and international publishers.

In connection with the publication of books (and ebooks) grants may be awarded for language revision and, in special cases, for open access publication following the evaluation of the publication committee.

The 2018 pool for publication support comprises a total of DKK 5 million. Grants are awarded twice a year with deadlines for application in February and September, respectively.

Applicants must be employed at Aarhus University. However, the publication committee has previously awarded grants to professors emeritus at Aarhus University and wishes to continue this practice, even though professors emeritus are not formally regarded as employees at Aarhus University. The wish to continue to award grants to professors emeritus is based on the fact that professors emeritus often continue to be affiliated to research projects at Aarhus University and, therefore, may apply for support for the publication of results achieved through research conducted at Aarhus University. Grants must be administered at Aarhus University, and sufficient affiliation to the university is therefore a precondition.

Please direct any questions regarding the application procedure, the evaluation of applications or the online application system to Tove Østergaard Le, AU Research Support and External Relations at or +45 8715 2607 (phone), +45 2162 4921 (mobile).


Read more about the objective, recommendations and organisation of the publication committee.


 What do we not support?


·         As a rule, the foundation does not award grants for translations, with the exception of very special cases, e.g. Sanskrit.


·         As point of departure funding for salary is not granted.


·         Applications for support for ongoing department- or faculty-based journals etc. are not recommended for grants, with the exception of special or theme-based editions or the establishment of new journals.


·         In connection with journal publications, grants are not awarded for fees for publication.


·         Applications for support for duplication etc. of PhD theses are not recommended for grants.


·         Applications for grants of less than DKK 10,000 will not be taken into account.


·         Publications published before the deadline for applications will not be taken into account.


Guidelines for application


Applications must be submitted online through


The application form can be found under “Publication support” a month before the application deadline. The application form must be completed, providing information on the applicant, the publication and the publisher. A publisher’s estimate must be attached to the application.


The application must include:


·          Personal information.


·          Title and type of publication.


·          Description of the publication (no more than 5,000 characters incl. spaces).


·          List of authors stating the institutional affiliation of the authors (no more than 2,000 characters including spaces).


·          Table of contents  for the publication (no more than 2,500 characters incl. spaces).


·          Publisher and short description of the choice of publisher.


·          Expected date of publication.


·          Amount applied for from AUFF.


·          Publisher’s estimate


·          A publisher’s estimate (to be uploaded in Step 3) must be attached to the application, insofar as the publication involves a publishing house; if not, the application may be rejected. The publisher' estimate must contain information about publication costs, marketing, total costs, expected number of sold books and estimated revenue.


·          A total of 3 PDF files and 1 JPEG file may be attached to the application. Please do not attach parts of or entire manuscripts.


Deadline for applications


Applications must be submitted through efond no later than at 12:00 on Friday 7 September 2018.


Applications received after this deadline will not be considered. The grant recipients will be chosen at a foundation board meeting in November 2018, and applicants can expect to be notified no later than by December 2018.