In many, but not all cases, the publication of your doctoral dissertation is associated with costs (printing subsidies), which must generally be borne by the authors or covered by acquisitions. However, if you would like to publish with the University Library of Paderborn University, this service is free of charge.

On this page you will find information on funding options for your publication such as (subject-specific) printing subsidies and calls for proposals for doctoral prizes.

Fin­an­cing op­tions

Excellent doctoral dissertations can be nominated for doctoral prizes by the reviewers and/or the authors. The Faculty of Cultural Studies and the Paderborn University offer the following prizes once a year:

  • Doctoral Prize KW
  • UPB Doctoral Prize

(Calls for proposals for the dissertation prizes can be found on the central pages of the Research Commission from June onwards. Your contact person is Ms. Katharina Patz. Information on prizes of the Research Commission of the Paderborn University can also be found on the pages of the Research Commission).

Furthermore, doctoral candidates can apply for printing subsidies . A list of application possibilities can be found below.

You will find references to further award announcements in our newsletters.

You can apply for printing subsidies from the following institutions, for example:

After concluding a publishing agreement, it is a good idea to register the publication with the VG-Wort. You will receive a distribution for your published doctoral dissertation once you have concluded a rights management agreement. Further information can be found on the VG-Wort website.

We are happy to help:

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Graduate Center of the Faculty of Arts and Humanites

Consultations for PhD-Students and Postdocs

Write email +49 5251 60-3913
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Sophie Jacobs

Dekanatsmitarbeiter/in Kulturwissenschaften

Promotionsausschuss, Habilitationen, Stipendien

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