Funding for publications

Funding for publications by young female researchers

FAU strives to make the results of its research permanently available worldwide without any restrictions. At the same time, however, it is important to strengthen the autonomy of young female researchers.
The immediate objective of funding for publications is therefore improving the visibility of research and increasing its impact. This poses considerable financial challenges for young female researchers who work on or are associated with projects supported by third-party funding but are not the applicants for this funding.
Support in the form of funding for costs for open access or comparable publications aims to enable female researchers in the qualification phase to raise the profile of their research on an international level and increase their chances of gaining a qualification position in science or a professorship despite the limitations caused by the pandemic.


The funding is available to female doctoral candidates in the final phase of their doctoral degree, female postdoctoral researchers, and female W1 professors.

Applications can be made for costs of up to a maximum of 2000 euros per publication. Co-financing of a proportion of higher publication fees is also possible. Articles published in journals requiring subscription and those published in open access journals listed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) are eligible for this funding. The articles must have undergone a quality assurance process, usually a peer review. Alternatively, applications can be made for comparable publication costs for chapters in books or compilations. Articles written as part of projects funded by third parties where publication costs are available are not eligible for this funding.

After the publication has been accepted, the application for funding should be made at least 4 weeks before the contract with the journal is concluded..
Applications must be sent as a PDF file to the assistant to the Faculty’s women’s representatives, Cornelia Geisler ( including the following documents
  • Information about the author including a short CV (max. 1 page)
  • Short description of author’s current position/scholarship
  • Confirmation that the article has been accepted
  • Details of other author/s, title of the publication, name of the journal, impact factor, expected publication costs, information about existing third-party funding
  • Information about the costs of publication and the proportion that can be paid by the other party


Prof. Dr. Friedlinde Götz-Neunhoeffer

Geozentrum Nordbayern
Lehrstuhl für Mineralogie (Prof. Dr. Göbbels)

Dr. Magda Luthay

Projektkoordination und Controlling der Zielvereinbarungen

Büro für Gender und Diversity