Our Programs | For PhDs

Our Career Transition Program

Free Community with Career Seminar Series

Self-Paced Course Modules with Office Hours

1-on-1 Coaching throughout Application Process


Why Should PhDs Join Us?

Breaking Open the Black Box of PhD Careers

Free the PhD is a career development and advocacy platform for PhDs who want to learn more about the world outside academia, follow a no-nonsense protocol to getting jobs they want, and kickstart an exciting career! We host the Career Transition Program for Scientists (and other PhD researchers!) right here on the Free the PhD Community – for a “steal”. (This is a direct quote from both Advisors and current members, but don’t take their word for it!). Let’s walk you through what we do, and more importantly – why.

The Free the PhD mission is to empower and support fellow researchers on the life journeys that are right for each individual, and encourage each other to make the impacts we are each uniquely suited to make in the world. We know that systemic challenges that limit our perspectives and options at the moment will not be solved in a day. We believe, however, that these can be tackled one person at a time, one job offer at a time, until enough of us are out there in the working world in all sectors of society, bringing with us our resilience, creativity, ambitions, research-honed minds and data-driven decision-making to whatever we do.

When enough of us – you and me – can reach positions of leadership, decision-making and influence with each others’ support, we can and will change the world. Free the PhD wants to be the one to help you get where you want to go, and then offer a community through which you can help us give back to those who follow in our footsteps. Together, we can change the hiring and employment options and opportunities for fellow researchers, starting with you and your next step.


So, How Much Does Free the PhD Cost?

The Cost of One Dinner Out a Month

"You should definitely charge more for all of your help :). I have already gotten so much more out of this than I expected between all of the course information, seminars, and your feedback. I really appreciate it all!"

- FTP Course Subscriber and Community Member

Free the PhD is run for PhDs, by PhDs. So why do we charge anything? Because as surely as Reviewer 3 is going to be a complete pain in the you-know-where, there are inherent and consistent costs associated in running a social enterprise, even one that is as mission-focused and volunteer-driven as we are. Your financial investment in us and in your future ensures we can continue to grow, develop more valuable offerings and content to serve your needs, and be here for you and others in our community for the long run.

For individual graduate students and postdocs on the job market, access to the Courses and Community is the cost of one dinner out a month. We aim to be your accessible and affordable partners in career success!

Tell us about yourself in your request to join, and we’ll see you there!


Our Packages

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  • Community Access
  • Career Seminar Series
  • Career Courses (Aims 1-3)
  • Live Office Hours (Zoom)
  • Collaborative Resume & CL Edits
  • Specialized Application Coaching

Career Explorer

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Career Intensive

$99/app*
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Select Package

  • Community Access
  • Career Seminar Series
  • Career Courses (Aims 1-3)
  • Live Office Hours (Zoom)
  • Collaborative Resume & CL Edits
  • Specialized Application Coaching

Career Explorer

FREE!
join now

Select Package

  • Community Access
  • Career Seminar Series
  • Career Courses (Aims 1-3)
  • Live Office Hours (Zoom)
  • Collaborative Resume & CL Edits
  • Specialized Application Coaching

Select Package

  • Community Access
  • Career Seminar Series
  • Career Courses (Aims 1-3)
  • Live Office Hours (Zoom)
  • Collaborative Resume & CL Edits
  • Specialized Application Coaching

Career Intensive

$99/app*
Learn More
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