Publication support

Applications for publication support are hereby invited to the Aarhus University Research Foundation for grants in the spring of 2022.

The purpose of the Foundation's publication support is to ensure that important scientific works of particularly high quality receive support for suitable quality publishing and dissemination and thus can increase the knowledge of the University's research results in the international research world and in the general public.

Priority is given to cutting-edge publications with a special focus on highly-rated international publication channels, preferably large foreign publishers. In continuation of past practice, support can also be given to high quality publications published by Danish publishers. Publications in English, Danish or other relevant languages ​​can be supported.

When publishing books (and e-books), linguistic revision can be supported.

It is necessary that the manuscript (in its entirety) has been subjected to impartial peer review before the publication committee can assess the application. Please attach peer review to the application.

Applications must be completed electronically at before Wednesday 23 February 2022, at 12.00 noon.

The funding for publication support is DKK 2.5 million in 2022.

Applicants must be employed at Aarhus University.

Emeriti at Aarhus University can also apply for publication support, although emeriti do not formally have the status of AU staff. Emeriti are often still associated with research projects at the University and can therefore apply for publication support in order to publish results obtained through research at Aarhus University. A grant must be administered at AU, and it is therefore a prerequisite that there is sufficient contact to the university, so that the administration of the grant can take place at Aarhus University.

Read more about the purpose, settings and organization of the Publication Committee.

Costs that cannot be covered by the grant:

  • Publications in journals (fee for publication)
  • Salary in connection with the preparation of the publication / Author Grant
  • Translation, with the exception of very special cases, such as Sanskrit
  • Institute- or faculty-based journals, etc., except for special or thematic issues
  • Multiplication, etc. of PhD theses
  • Open access costs  
  • Costs to reduce the purchase price of the published books
  • Publications published before the deadline of the call    

Applications with amounts below DKK 10,000 will not be processed.

How to apply
The application form is online and is accessed via the link

The application form is found under "Support for Publications" and opens one month before the application deadline.

The application must contain:  

  • Personal Information  
  • Title of publication and type of publication
  • Description of the publication (max. 5.000 characters including spaces)
  • Author's list stating their title and affiliation (max. 2.500 characters including spaces) 
  • Table of contents (max. 2.500 characters including spaces)  
  • Publisher and date of publication
  • Conclusions from peer review
  • Amount applied for at AUFF
  • Quote / cost calculation from the publisher 

It is mandatory to attach the quote or cost calculation if the publication involves a publisher, as the application may otherwise be rejected. The quote/calculation should include information on costs of publication, marketing, total costs, expected number of books sold and expected revenue.

Peer review of the manuscript should be attached to the application. In case the peer review is not ready at the time of application deadline, this can be sent via email to Tove Østergaard Le ( up until three weeks after the application deadline.

A total of 4 pdf files and a jpeg file can be attached to the application. No part or all of the manuscript should be attached to the application.

Application deadline
Applications must be received in Efond no later than Wednesday 23 February 2022, at 12.00 noon.

Applications received after this deadline will not be processed. Decision on which applications to fund will be made at the Foundation’s Board meeting in April 2022, and applicants will receive a response in May 2022.

The next application deadline is expected in September 2022.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, the processing of applications or the electronic application system, please contact

Tove Østergaard Le
AU PhD and fund services
Telephone: 8715 2607
Mobile: 2162 4921.