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Have a question?
Below we’ve listed some of the most popular proposal-related questions we receive, but you’re also welcome to get in touch if you have any other questions.
Can you write (or rewrite) my research proposal for me?
No. All writing must be your own – it’s your research proposal, after all.
We can hold your hand throughout the proposal development process (as well as the full research process), but we cannot write for you as that would constitute academic misconduct. We’re here to help you develop the best research proposal – but it needs to be your own.
Can you help me find relevant literature for my research proposal?
Yes. If you utilise our Topic Kickstarter service, this will by default include various resources that you can use as a theoretical base. Alternatively, if you have already defined a topic, you could consider using our Literature Kickstarter service to help build a solid base of credible literature.
Can you help me organise and structure my research proposal?
Yes, we can assist in structuring your research proposal to ensure that you have a clear, logical structure and flow that delivers a convincing argument as to why your study should be undertaken.
Can you review my work and give me feedback?
Absolutely. Our Content Review service is designed exactly for this purpose and is one of the most popular services here at Grad Coach. In a Content Review, we carefully read through your research proposal draft and provide detailed comments regarding the key issues/problem areas, why they’re problematic and what you can do to resolve the issues. You can learn more about Content Review here.
How long will it take to complete my proposal if I work with you?
There are multiple factors that can impact the timeline, including:
- The complexity of your proposed study
- How much of your proposal you’ve already completed
- How much time you can dedicate to working on your proposal under our guidance
- Turnaround times for feedback from your institution
The best starting point would be to book a free initial consultation, where we’ll assess your situation and advise on the timelines.
Do you offer editing and proofreading services?
Yes, we do provide language editing and proofreading services to ensure your research proposal is well-written, clear, and free from errors.
Please note that language editing and proofreading is something that should only be done once you have finished writing your proposal and is not the same as a content review.
Can you help me with other aspects of my research project?
Yes. Proposal support is only one aspect of our offering at Grad Coach, and we typically assist students throughout their entire dissertation/thesis/research project. You can learn more about our full service offering here.
Can I get a coach that specialises in my topic area?
It’s important to clarify that our expertise lies in the research process itself, rather than specific research areas/topics (e.g., psychology, management, etc.).
In other words, the support we provide is topic-agnostic, which allows us to support students across a very broad range of research topics. That said, if there is a coach on our team who has experience in your area of research, as well as your chosen methodology, we can allocate them to your project (dependent on their availability, of course).
If you’re unsure about whether we’re the right fit, feel free to drop us an email or book a free initial consultation.
Can you help me find funding for my research project?
Unfortunately, this is not something we can assist with. Our focus is on the proposal development process, as well as the overall research process.
What qualifications do your coaches have?
All of our coaches hold a doctoral-level degree (for example, a PhD, DBA, etc.). Moreover, they all have experience working within academia, in many cases as dissertation/thesis supervisors. In other words, they understand what markers are looking for when reviewing a student’s work.
Can you help me with citations and referencing in my research proposal?
Yes, we can assist you in ensuring that the proper citation and referencing formatting is used throughout your research proposal, but please note that this is part of our language editing and proofreading service.
Is my proposal/topic kept confidential?
Yes, we prioritise confidentiality and data security. Your written work and personal information are treated as strictly confidential. We can also sign a non-disclosure agreement, should you wish.