Use your thesis to improve the world. Our coaching will help you.

Who will benefit from our coaching?


If you've already explored our key ideas and recommended research directions and you have found at least one direction you're interested in, the next step may be to apply for our coaching.

Our coaches have spent a lot of time thinking about what the most important problems are. They can help you explore what topic to work on and the best way to approach it from your study discipline. They can also give you access to other resources, such as connecting you with experienced researchers in the field you're interested in who can offer you further guidance.

When to apply for coaching


The best time to apply for coaching is when you are not yet firmly committed to a research question and still have time to explore ideas that may arise in coaching sessions. This usually means applying about 6 months before you have to start working on your thesis or submit PhD applications, although some people might be able to explore ideas faster. Applying earlier than this is usually not as useful, as some of your circumstances may change and it may be difficult to put ideas from coaching into practice if you are further away from starting your thesis.

How it works

1 Apply

Apply for coaching via the form below. After you apply, we will review your application and let you know whether we can offer you support. We are looking for people ready to put extra effort into figuring out how they can contribute to improving the world and make their research exceptional. If you are accepted, we will find a coach who is a good fit for you. Your coach will help you to identify the most important problems you could work on and how to tackle them with your thesis.

2 Connect

If you and your coach find a topic for you that's aligned with one of our recommended research directions, we will try to connect you with external researchers or organisations working on the same problem. We will not help you with thesis writing but will give you access to our supportive community where you can ask for help and share your experience with other students who are driven by the goal of doing research that has a significant positive impact on the world.

3 Start

After you finish your thesis, we will support you in publishing it and making it accessible to others. This service is free - our aims are to help students identify the most important problems and support research into these problems.