Printing Cost Subsidies

On application the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation may grant printing cost subsidies for books publishing research results directly linked to grants provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, especially those ensuing from a research stay in Germany. If the publication is written jointly with other authors, the printing cost subsidy may be reduced accordingly.

Book publications can only be sponsored with a printing cost subsidy if

  • they are published by German publishers or in German language,
  • the print run does not exceed 1,000 copies,
  • the number of complimentary copies does not exceed 25 % of the print run.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • completed application form;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • an estimate of cost from the publisher as completed form "estimation of printing cost";
  • details of financial contributions from third parties
  • a written explanation justifying the choice of the publisher;
  • a written statement of the academic host in Germany;
  • Instead of book publishing the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation also supports the open access publication of research results. Applications, including the aforementioned documents, may be submitted for the reimbursement of the necessary costs in the context of a printing cost subsidy.

Online application

Further Information and Forms


Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Sponsorship and Network Department
Jean-Paul-Str. 12
53173 Bonn