DFG publication funding
Publication grants support the publication of scientific works in printed or digital form by subsidising technical manufacturing costs. Funds for printing a dissertation/thesis can only be awarded in exceptional cases; one condition for such an application is that the thesis must have received the highest mark possible as stipulated in the respective doctoral degree regulations (summa cum laude).
Grants may be used for print publications, provided they are made available in bookstores, as well as for electronic publications. The proposal should contain cost estimates from two publishers and an explanation of the choice of publisher. Publication grants are to be used to help defray the technical publication costs.