Native Speaker Editorial Support
IPP members who write their dissertation in a language other than their mother tongue can apply for editorial support.
If you are a native speaker of German writing your dissertation in English or in the language of your academic discipline (except German), you are eligible to apply for editorial support by a native speaker to proof-read your thesis.
If you are a native speaker of a language other than German writing your dissertation in German or in the language of your academic discipline (except your native tongue), you are eligible to apply for editorial support by a native speaker to proof-read your thesis.
Applications must include:
- a letter of motivation explaining the necessity of native speaker editorial support and detailing the estimated costs of this support
- an outline of the dissertation project and selected bibliography
- a letter of recommendation by the first supervisor, which supports the necessity of native speaker editorial assistance and includes a statement on the applicant’s progress
Applications will be accepted throughout the academic year. Please bear in mind that applications can only be considered if they are submitted to the IPP (a) prior to the proofreading process and (b) well in advance so that the IPP has enough time to review and decide about them.
If your application is successful, you will receive a one-time payment of up to €500 to be used towards the actual costs for editorial support.
Please submit complete applications either via Email or to
Internationales Promotionsprogramm Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften (IPP)
Gießener Graduiertenzentrum Kulturwissenschaften