Honestly, we never planned to offer a grant for postgrad students in which we would offer free thesis editing to the recipients. It felt too shamelessly self-promoting! But so many students have asked us to add this to our scholarship and grant program that we really feel that if we didn’t do it, we wouldn’t be helping postgrads in one of the ways they really need it. And that’s our goal. So you’ve asked, and we’ve answered.
We are thrilled to add the Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing to our program. The grant provides free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year. There is no limit on the amount of words in the thesis that we will edit (so long as the thesis meets the students’ departments’ word limit). It just needs to be a thesis written for a postgraduate degree for an Australian or New Zealand university.
The applications will be assessed based on both financial need and academic merit. We really want to make a difference, so our aim is to help hardworking and diligent postgraduate students who without this grant wouldn’t be able to afford a professional academic editing service. Having your thesis professionally edited is so crucial, especially now that universities require them to be written and presented to meet publication standards.