Cloud usage, cloud services and software

Cloud expenses (costs for experiments on AWS, GCP, …), cloud services and licenses, from which doctoral research projects benefit, can be funded by the DoCS.

u:cloud offers all employees and students of the University of Vienna storage space for their data in the “cloud”. The storage space amounts to 50 GB. You can access the data from any device and from anywhere. It is particularly useful for temporary storage and for sharing data easily. For collaboration in projects, working groups or teams, the ZID recommends using u:cloud pro. Read more here.

If you are interested in a Grammarly license, to be able to get reviews and corrections for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity in English texts, as well as to detect plagiarism and correct errors, you can contact Please be aware that the Grammarly licenses can only be provided for DoCS doctoral students.

Overleaf, a collaborative cloud-based LaTeX editor used for writing, editing and publishing scientific documents, is officially available through the ZID.

Funding by DoCS © Canva / © DoCS

Funding by DoCS © Canva / © DoCS

Funding requirements


Please get in touch with your supervisor to discuss the next steps for your funding. If you have any questions regarding specific measures funded by DoCS, you can contact DoCS (