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Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship

Welcome to the Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship.

For the scholarship application form:     CLICK HERE (Note: 2022 applications do not open until 1 January 2022)

See details of past awardees below.

If you’re interested in having our expert editors polish your thesis or dissertation prior to submission, please take a look at our thesis editing page.

2021 scholarship awardee

We are very pleased to announce that the Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship for 2021 has been awarded to Ms. Georgi Toma. 

 Georgi Toma has been undertaking her PhD research ‘The Heart & Brain Wellbeing Protocol mitigates the effect of COVID-19 on stress, burnout and wellbeing’ at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland, where she was supervised by Professor Christine Rubie-Davies and Associated Professor Deidre Le Fevre. Georgi’s research investigates participants’ experience of a workplace wellness program called the Heart & Brain Wellbeing Protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, with the aim of understanding its effects and the underlying mechanisms of how the program impacted stress, burnout and wellbeing. Qualitative data revealed appraisal of the program as useful and effective and participant self-reports of being calmer, less reactive, more positive and having improved relationships at work and at home. Quantitative data revealed a significant impact on reducing stress and burnout, and improving wellbeing. Both quantitative and qualitative data pointed to continuation of effect at 3 months follow up. Georgi’s research suggests that the Heart & Brain Wellbeing Protocol may represent a potential option for workplaces looking to support their employees to reduce stress and develop protective mechanisms against burnout.

This year’s choice was particularly difficult, with many excellent applicants for the scholarship, and so many with financial hardship caused by Covid-19. Our thanks and best wishes to all who applied.

Previous awardees

2020: Ms Claudia Escobar

2019: Mr Yang Yang

2018: Ms Nadia Bellofiore

2017: Mr Renato Lemgruber

2016: Mr Lain Pardo

2015: Mr Guanyu Chen

2014: Ms Lauren Rice

2013: Mr nnaEmeka Chidiebere Meribe

Scholarship description

The Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship provides financial assistance for one postgraduate student per year for a period of 12 weeks to free them from other forms of employment and allow them to concentrate solely on the task of writing their thesis.

For students who do not hold another scholarship, the Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship pays a stipend of $1,000 per fortnight for six fortnights ($6,000 in total), tax free.

For students who do hold another scholarship, the Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship pays a stipend of $600 per fortnight for six fortnights ($3,600 in total), tax free.

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled full time in a research degree (Masters or PhD) at an Australian or New Zealand university.

Part-time students are eligible to apply for the scholarship only in circumstances where the applicant is able to demonstrate heavy carer commitments or a medical condition that precludes them from studying full time.

Students may be either internal or external students.

Both international and domestic students are eligible to apply. (Any stipend award for international students will be subject to confirmation of a full fee scholarship for the corresponding period.)

Students who hold another scholarship may apply, but in this case would only be awarded a stipend of $600 per fortnight for six fortnights ($3,600 in total), tax free.

For students who do not hold another scholarship, the Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship pays a stipend of $1,000 per fortnight for six fortnights ($6,000 in total), tax free.

The student must not engage in any forms of paid employment for the duration of the scholarship (unless Elite Editing is notified of any special circumstances that would prohibit this at the time of application).

The student must work on writing their thesis full time (a minimum of 35 hours per week) for the duration of the scholarship (i.e. they must have completed the research stage).

Employees of Elite Editing and their family members are not eligible for the scholarship.

Application process

Applications will open on 1 January and close on 30 June each year.

The scholarship will be awarded prior to 31 July each year.

The successful applicant can specify a start date for the scholarship that is any time within the following 12 months.

The application form must be completed online: https://www.eliteediting.com.au/scholarship-application-form/. (Applications will not be accepted by email or post.)

Elite Editing will assess each application based on the academic merit of the research being undertaken and the financial situation of the student. The successful applicant will be chosen at the sole discretion of Elite Editing.

Frequently asked questions

For the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Thesis Write-up Scholarship section of our FAQs page. Please ensure you have read the information on this page carefully and read the FAQs section before contacting us to request further information about the scholarship.

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