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University of Basel

Academic Editing

With the funding instrument "Academic Editing" the University of Basel encourages its doctoral students to enhance their scientific writing skills for research publications in English. The funding instrument will be running from September 2019 for a duration of two years (pilot phase).

"Academic Editing" awards contributions towards the costs of a professional editing service for revising, reviewing, editing a paper or a book chapter for publication or a presentation for an international conference written in English. The editing service can be freely chosen. The edited text has to be an important piece of research output in English and authored by the doctoral student.

Target audience
Matriculated doctoral students of the University of Basel can be awarded a contribution once during their doctoral studies.

Further information on terms of application and the basis for calculation are detailed in the information sheet.

Applications must be handed in no later than 6 months after using the editing service. The invoice of the editing service must be paid by the applicant before applying.

Max. CHF 500 will be reimbursed (for details see information sheet).

The funds are limited ("first come – first served"). The application form will be deactivated on the website in case the funds are exhausted.

Application documents
The duly signed application form has to be handed in together with the following documents via e-mail (PDF), mail or in person:

  • Duly signed and completed application form (in German) (fill in online and print out) with signature/stamp of the supervisor as well as the applicant
  • Copy of invoice of the editing service


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