Publication support

The application deadline was 20 February, 2020, at 12.00.
The next deadline is expected to be 4 September 2020. 

The latest call for applications was as follows:

Applications for publication support are hereby invited to the Aarhus University Research Foundation for grants in the first half of 2020.

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 ideal if the publication has been peer reviewed prior to application.

The funding for publication support has increased to a total of DKK 2.5 million in 2020. There are two annual calls with deadline for applications in February and September respectively.

Applicants must be employed at Aarhus University. Emeriti at Aarhus University can also apply for publication support, although emeriti does not formally have the status of AU staff. Emeriti is 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 a sufficient connection 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.

Support is not given to:

·          Translation, with the exception of very special cases, such as Sanskrit.

·          Institute- or faculty-based journals, etc., except for special or thematic issues.

·          Publications in journals (fee for publication).

·          Multiplication, etc. of PhD theses.

·          Open access costs.

·          Publications published before the deadline of the call. 

Application amounts below DKK 10,000 will not be processed.

Application Guide

The application form is online and is accessed via the link www.efond.dk/auff

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.

·          Amount applied for at AUFF.

·          Quote / cost calculation from the publisher.

·          The quote from publisher must include the suggested selling price or sales price with and without financial support.

It is mandatory to attach the quote or cost calculation in the case of a publication involving a publisher, as the application may otherwise be rejected (can be uploaded in “Step 3”). The quote/calculation should include information on costs of publication, marketing, total costs, expected number of books sold and expected earnings.

A total of 3 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 Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 12.00.

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 2020, and applicants can expect to receive a response in May 2020.

The next application deadline is September 4, 2020.

If you have any questions about the application procedure, the processing of applications or the electronic application system, please contact Tove Østergaard Le, AU Research & External Relations, by email: toe@au.dk or tel. 8715 2607, mobile: 2162 4921.