Find The Perfect Research Topic

Stop struggling with half-baked, vague and impractical research ideas. Get hands-on help with your research proposal, today.

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How we help you 

Wherever you are in the topic ideation process, we’ll move you forward.

Get help finding a research topic

Finding a research topic

If you’re still trying to identify a topic, our Topic Kickstarter service will help fast-track the ideation process by providing you with a clear set of potential research opportunities, firmly rooted in the current literature.

Structuring and planning a research proposal

Refining your topic idea(s)

If you already have a research topic in mind (or perhaps even multiple), but need to refine it and work out the practicalities of your study, one of our friendly Grad Coaches can help you make this happen. 

Reviewing a research proposal

Crafting Your Proposal

If you’ve pinned down your topic but are struggling to translate this into a convincing research proposal, we’ll help you develop a clear structure and provide actionable feedback as you write each section. 

Why Grad Coach?

Dissertation coaching is custom-tailored to your needs

It's all about you

We take the time to understand your unique challenges and work with you to achieve your specific academic goals. Whether you're aiming to earn top marks or just need to cross the finish line, we're here to help.

Our dissertation coaches have insider experience as dissertation and thesis supervisors

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Our award-winning Dissertation Coaches all hold doctoral-level degrees and share 100+ years of combined academic experience. Having worked on "the inside", we know exactly what markers want.

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Getting help from your dedicated Dissertation Coach is simple. Book a live video/voice call, chat via email or send your document to us for an in-depth review and critique. We're here when you need us. 

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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.

Topic Ideation Support

Can you give me a research topic?

Unfortunately, not.

You, as the researcher, need to explore the options and choose your own research topic. Thankfully, our Topic Kickstarter service makes this much easier, as we provide you with a clear summary of potential research opportunities and directions which can form the foundation of your topic.

How does the Topic Kickstarter service work?

With the Topic Kickstarter service, you tell us which research area you’re interested in (this can be fairly broad). We then review the current literature and get back to you with a clear set of potential research opportunities, based on literature-backed, current research gaps. You can learn more about the Topic Kickstarter here.

How long does the Topic Kickstarter service take?

It depends on our workload at the time, but we can typically complete a Topic Kickstarter project within a few days. If you’re interested, please contact us to discuss your project.

Are the suggested research opportunities unique and original?

Yes. When undertaking a Topic Kickstarter, we focus on the most recent literature to identify current research gaps/opportunities/problems that can form the foundation of your research topic.

Can I see a sample of a Topic Kickstarter report?

Absolutely. You can access the sample here.

Can you help me find relevant literature about my research topic?

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 can consider using our Literature Kickstarter service to help build a solid base of credible literature.

Can you help me with my research proposal?

Yes, we can help you develop a convincing research proposal. One of our friendly coaches will help you plan and structure your proposal, and provide you with feedback as you write each section.

Can you help me with other aspects of my research project?

Yes. Topic ideation/refinement 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 research process itself, not the funding thereof. 

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.

Will my research topic be kept confidential?

Yes, all interaction is treated as strictly confidential.

I still have questions…

No problem. Feel free to email us or book an initial consultation to discuss.

What our clients say

We've worked 1:1 with 3000+ students. Here's what some of them have to say:

David's depth of knowledge in research methodology was truly impressive. He demonstrated a profound understanding of the nuances and complexities of my research area, offering insights that I hadn't even considered. His ability to synthesize information, identify key research gaps, and suggest research topics was truly inspiring. I felt like I had a true expert by my side, guiding me through the complexities of the proposal.

Cyntia Sacani (US)

I had been struggling with the first 3 chapters of my dissertation for over a year. I finally decided to give GradCoach a try and it made a huge difference. Alexandra provided helpful suggestions along with edits that transformed my paper. My advisor was very impressed.

Tracy Shelton (US)

Working with Kerryn has been brilliant. She has guided me through that pesky academic language that makes us all scratch our heads. I can't recommend Grad Coach highly enough; they are very professional, humble, and fun to work with. If like me, you know your subject matter but you're getting lost in the academic language, look no further, give them a go.

Tony Fogarty (UK)

So helpful! Amy assisted me with an outline for my literature review and with organizing the results for my MBA applied research project. Having a road map helped enormously and saved a lot of time. Definitely worth it.

Jennifer Hagedorn (Canada)

Everything about my experience was great, from Dr. Shaeffer’s expertise, to her patience and flexibility. I reached out to GradCoach after receiving a 78 on a midterm paper. Not only did I get a 100 on my final paper in the same class, but I haven’t received a mark less than A+ since. I recommend GradCoach for everyone who needs help with academic research.

Antonia Singleton (Qatar)

I started using Grad Coach for my dissertation and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for them, I would have really struggled. I would strongly recommend them – worth every penny!

Richard Egenreider (South Africa)

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