Grace_ethnobot Posted July 25, 2019 Share Posted July 25, 2019 Hi all, I'm a second year Ph.D. student (as of fall 2019) and I am funded with a teaching assistantship. As I'm sure you know, this means I basically earn minimum wage. Although I have applied to a lot of other sources of funding (and will continue to), I haven't received anything additional yet. My question is, for others with a similar financial situation as me, how did you pay for your research expenses. My research is international and I'm paying for everything out of pocket (flights, housing, supplies). It's a huge stressor and financial burden for me, and I'm wondering if other people share this experience with me. I also have student "fees" which amount to about $3000/year, which are not covered by my funding (though the rest of tuition is). Is putting out more applications the only thing I can do? How do people survive like this? I feel like and idiot paying for all of this but I don't know what else I'm supposed to do when my research requires it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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