The Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing

Closing date: Applications are currently open and close on 9 September.
Value of Award: Around $3000 in worth for free thesis publishing
No. of awards: Two categories ( one for Masters students, One for PhD students)
Tenure: It provides free thesis editing for one Masters student and one PhD student per year; so it’s worth up to about $3,000.

Regulations and Application Form

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.

Selection criteria:

  • Before applying for this scholarship, please check your eligibility against these criteria: You must be enrolled in a postgraduate (PhD or Masters) degree at an Australian or New Zealand university. You can be completing your degree by research or by coursework, but you must be required to write a thesis. Your thesis must meet your department’s word limit guidelines. We will not edit a thesis that is longer than your department will allow you to submit to your university. You can be studying internally or externally. You can be a domestic or international student. The grant is primarily for full-time students. If you are studying part time, you are only eligible to apply if you can demonstrate carer commitments or a medical condition that prohibits you from studying full time. You cannot apply if you are an employee or contractor of Capstone Editing (or a family member of an employee or contractor).  

General Information:

How do students apply?
To apply for this scholarship, simply complete this form and provide your supporting documents. Please ensure you have checked your eligibility in our terms and conditions. For details on how Capstone Editing protects your personal information, please read our privacy policy.
Regulations and Application Form

Decision makers
The Capstone Editing Grant for Professional Thesis Editing is awarded on the basis of both academic merit and financial need. Each application will be carefully assessed. The two successful applicants will be chosen at the sole discretion of Capstone Editing, and this decision is final.

How and when do students learn of the decision?
The grant will be awarded on 14 October 2019. The recipient then has up to 12 months to make use of our thesis editing service.

What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award?
The recipients then have up to 12 months to make use of our thesis editing service.

Additional information
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.

Who else has information about this award?
If you have any questions, please first visit the Scholarship and Grants Program section of our FAQs. If you still have questions or require any further information after reading our FAQs, you can email  

For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:

Lisa Lines
Director and Head Editor
Capstone Editing

Tower A Level 5 7 London Circuit

Phone: 1800 224 468


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