PhD students need support - and sometimes they can't get it in person. Maybe they don't have the time, maybe money is tight, maybe they fear backlash if they ask for help, or maybe the resources they need just don't exist.The PhD Balance is a new project, designed for and by PhD students.
Our mission? To empower students to grow THEIR OWN resilience and work towards success in and after their graduate training.We need a new space to create resources and connect with others; a space where people can choose to be anonymous and feel more safe.
The PhD Balance will be that space. We will pay contributors to create everything from webinars to monthly challenges, from worksheets to guides on talking with advisers. We will host chat forums to discuss common, or uncommon, adversity and hurdles. We will use a tagging system to allow people to easily find the topics they need.
We need the money to run and fill the website and to pay for basic legal services
. To protect our community, we want to have the best infrastructure and provide the highest quality services. We don't want to find investors, because we only want to serve the academics we are trying to help.
We hope to be self-sustaining within the first year. But we desperately need your help to get this thing going.Any contribution (seriously, even $5) will help us so much.
With love,The PhDepression Team