Editing Press: The Laura Bassi Scholarship 2024

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Research
  • Eligible Region/Countries


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  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 78580

Opportunity Description

The Laura Bassi Scholarship was founded in 2018 with the intention of offering junior academics and postgraduates who conduct research on understudied subjects in their fields editorial support. Every discipline is eligible for the scholarships, which are given out three times a year in December, April, and August.

Laura Bassi, who was born in Bologna in 1711, was the first woman in Europe to be appointed as a professor and the second to be awarded a PhD. Throughout the majority of her remarkable five-decade academic career, she served as a catalyst for the scientific movement in eighteenth-century Europe. Some of Bassi’s admirers were Frenchwoman Voltaire, who thought that Bassi’s academy was superior to that of London, and German degree recipient Dorothea Erxleben, who was greatly inspired by Bassi’s tenacious fight for women’s equality.

Brief Details:

  • Provided by: Editing Press
  • Deadlines:
    • Spring 2024: Deadline: 31 March 2024 Extended- Results: 10 April 2024
    • Summer 2024: Deadline: 24 July 2024- Results: 10 August 2023
    • Winter 2024: Deadline: 24 November 2024- Results: 8 December 2024
  • Gender: Any
  • Type: Scholarship
  • Eligible Countries: All


  • They have allocated $8,000 per grant round, or approximately $24,000 annually, to be distributed, at the discretion of the Scholarship Advisory Board, among any combination of master’s, doctoral, or junior academic applicants.
  • The scholarship’s worth is transferred exclusively through editorial support in the manner described below:
    • Master’s candidates: $750
    • Doctoral candidates: $2,500
    • Junior academics: $500

Note: These numbers represent the top bracket of editing help expenses for doctoral dissertations, academic journal articles, and master’s theses, respectively. Academics engaged in their first five years of full-time employment, as well as those pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees, are eligible to apply. Institutional, departmental, and national limitations do not exist.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Academics engaged in their first five years of full-time employment, as well as those pursuing master’s and doctorate degrees, are eligible to apply. Institutional, departmental, and national limitations do not exist.
  • A voluntary USD 10.00 charge is required of applicants in order to help cover the Scholarship’s administrative expenses. The application site offers a fee waiver option for all applicants who are unable to pay the application cost.

How to Apply?

To apply follow the below steps:

  • Complete the Application Form along with your CV.
  • $10 Application Fee.
  • Responses to frequently asked queries regarding the application
  • They ask that you refrain from sending them your application materials by email, as this could violate their impartiality policies and render your application void. Please use the same email address as your original submission to upload your documents again if you would want to change your application materials. After that, your dossier will update itself. Additionally, please be aware that your application materials must be supplied as a single file, not individually.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • In what way may I make a non-USD payment for the optional application fee?

You can use their regular payment portal; you can find the details here. After that, you can go back to the application portal and choose the option for a fee waiver. If you use the same email address for both your application and payment, the system will automatically pair them. You are also welcome to send an Interac e-transfer to [email protected] if you have a Canadian bank account. Once the payment has been received, please send them a note to let them know.

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  • How long do I have to submit my book for editing if I win the scholarship?

The scholarship funds can be used for as long as they like.

  • How often am I able to apply?

There are no limits on the number of applications or successful candidates that may submit; however, in the event of the latter, priority is given to those who have not previously received a scholarship.

  • Is it possible for me to apply in a language other than English?

Although the application must be submitted in English, non-English language manuscripts will be given consideration for the Scholarship. They are able to work in French, German, and Spanish in addition to English.

  • Does my application require a manuscript to be submitted with it?

No, just your resume and the application form are needed.

  • Do I have to publish my work with Editing Press if I win a scholarship?

No, monographs or journal articles are not published by Editing Press under the Laura Bassi Scholarship.

  • My files are larger than the application portal’s 5 MB restriction. How am I able to help?

After utilizing an online PDF size reducer, they advise you to try uploading your files once more. You are free to submit your application form without signing it if that doesn’t work (incorrectly formatted signatures are usually the reason for bloated file sizes).

  • I would want to ask additional questions. How do I contact you?

Questions can be sent to [email protected].

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