h) Can the maximum grants for digital book publications be exceeded? Or the lump sum for digital doctoral theses and habilitations?

The maximum grants and the lump sum can be increased if the requirements for the digital book publication are significantly higher (e.g. high typesetting costs, extensive illustrations and costly image rights).

Applicants asking for an amount in excess of the defined lump sum for doctoral theses or habilitations must always submit the publisher's calculation.

The additional costs must be explained in the publisher's calculation predefined by the SNSF under the following points:

  • Point 2 "Description of the enrichment (links, audio and video content, etc.)"
  • Point 4 "Comments on publishing costs"
  • Point 6 "Justification" of the requested amount

Publisher's Calculation (PDF)