Stand-Alone Publications

Target group
Scientists/Scholars of any discipline

Promotion of stand-alone publications.
In addition to conventional publication forms (e.g. monographs, anthologies/collections), the FWF also supports new formats such as apps, wiki-based publications, annotated scientific databases, web-based publications enriched with various media (e.g. audio, video, animation), etc.

Promotion of the establishment or modernisation of scientific/academic journals with the aim of meeting the minimum requirements for publication formats of Plan S of cOAlition S.

Presentation of results of basic research of international relevance


  • Innovative publication formats and journals: a lump-sum grant of up to EUR 50,000.00 as a subsidy for production costs including open access publication

  • Conventional publication formats: such as monographs and anthologies/collections need to be applied for in modules. The FWF provides lump sum grants that include funding for production costs; editing, foreign-language editing, or translation costs; and the costs of simultaneous open access publication. The maximum amount that can be requested is EUR 22,000.00.

Accepted continuously, no application deadline

By the FWF Board based on an international review process

Processing time
Approx. 4-6 months (or 2 months for applications involving FWF-certified publishers)

Doris Haslinger
Sabina Abdel-Kader