Internal university support

Printing costs grants in the humanities and social sciences (PDF in German only)
Within the framework of the Internal University Research Funding printing costs grants in the maximum amount of EUR 2.500 can be requested for dissertations, monographs and edited volumes. Contact: Internal University Research Funding.

(Open Access) Publications fund (UB)
Service fees for Open Access publications can be covered by the publications fund of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the University Medical Center of JGU under certain conditions. Young researchers are prioritized.

Proof Reading Service (in German only)
Within the framework of the Internal University Research Funding proofreading grants for English texts can be applied for. For each assignment the applicant must contribute EUR 100 him- or herself. The maximum amount of the grant is EUR 2.000 (after deduction of the applicant’s contribution).

External support

FAZIT Foundation (in German only)
The FAZIT Foundation offers printing costs grants for the statutory copies of the dissertation if other funding options are not possible. This grant is limited to the number of copies customary for dissertations.

Geschwister Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation for the Humanities (in German only)
The foundation only offers printing costs grants for academic works in the humanities. The publication of dissertations is only supported if all examiners marked the thesis summa cum laude (opus eximium) or at least magna cum laude (opus valde laudabile, 2,0).

VG Wort (in German only)
VG Wort offers printing costs grants for outstanding academic works that have remained unpublished until the time the grant is approved and which could not be published without financial aid due to a high degree of specialization and a low print run. This grant corresponds to a full sponsorship with a maximum limit of EUR 15.000.