“I think that poor mental health in academia has become a culture we don’t question, where everyone is suffering and considers it a rite of passage rather than committing to changing the culture of academia to make it less damaging. If we can talk honestly and openly about cultures of overwork and privilege in academia, perhaps we can begin to make the university a more accessible space for a more diverse range of people. I think this survey is important in drawing together experiences from varying demographics, so we can pinpoint where some of the failings and successes are and ultimately learn from each other and different systems.”
Writer, activist, and London Arts & Humanities Partnership (LAHP)-funded research scholar, King's College, London
“I am grateful that I have, on this occasion, been awarded an Editage English editing grant. I am a graduate student, who is currently collecting data and writing a paper. My research concerns the impact of resistance training on arterial distensibility.
As I have recently been concentrating my efforts on writing my paper, I am pleased to have received the grant. This grant will allow me to concentrate on my research that contributes to scientific progress.”
Doctorate, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba
“It was helpful that I could get accurate advice in addition to editing. The speedy working process helped me a lot too. Due to COVID-19, it was a very tough time for us to work on medical care, but I could submit my paper to the journal. Thanks to the pro bono service, the manuscript got accepted, and I could publish it.”
Doctor, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology, Yodogawa Christian Hospital, Japan/p>