The DFG-project fund differs from our classic FAU-publications fund by two aspects:
This funding model operates on a flat-rate principle. This means that eligible articles can be funded up to a maximum of 1.260,50 € (net) or 1.500 € (gross). All eligible invoices up to this amount will be paid for by the library in full, with no author contribution. Secondly, funding is not limited to Article Processing Charges (APCs) below a certain threshold. As long as you are able to cover the excess costs yourselves, you can request funding towards APCs in more expensive journals. Example: If your article meets the eligibility criteria of the DFG-project fund and the APC is 4.540 € (net)/5.390, 70 € (gross), the library will pay the invoice in full, subtract the flat rate of 1500 € and invoice you the remaining 3890, 70 €.
Please complete all mandatory fields so that we can vet your invoice:
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Only submit this form if you are the Corresponding Author!
If your fee is in a foreign currency, please take into account today’s exchange rate and 19% German VAT.
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Details of author participation
The University Library usually transfers the full invoice amount first so that the publisher receives his or her money quickly. If the publisher's invoice exceeds €1,260.50 net or €1,500 gross, the University Library will then invoice the author for the difference on top.
If the University Hospital finances this possible difference, then it usually needs a copy of the original publisher's invoice as well as the first page of the publication/publisher's PDF, a copy of the Acknowledgements mentioned in the publication (if these are not evident on the first page) and the yellow allonge for reimbursement. If you have any questions here, please contact the responsible third-party funding officer (Research Funding Department).
In the following text field, please provide us with the corresponding or a different address, for example your private address, should the possible difference be financed privately:
The information submitted via the form will only be processed to answer your request. If your publication does not meet the eligibility criteria, the email automatically generated by submission of the form will be deleted immediately. If the publication is eligible for funding, this email and the information it contains will be deleted after a maximum period of 10 years (regulations according to the Drittes Buch des Handelsgesetzbuchs über Buchführung, Inventar und Aufbewahrung). For further information on user-data storage and processing please see FAU’s data protection policy