The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) announces 13 EPSA Fellowships for junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe to visit a leading research institution in Western Europe. The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and living expenses for approximately one month (details below) in the academic year 2015/16. During their visit, successful candidates will be members of the host institution and take part in its research activities. In alphabetic order, the participating institutions are:
– Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (TINT), University of Helsinki, Finland
– Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Ghent University, Belgium
– Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS), London School of Economics, U.K.
– Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen, Norway
– Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
– Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS), Germany
– Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
– Egenis – the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter, U.K.
– Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Techniques (IHPST), University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
– Institute of Philosophy, University of Hannover, Germany
– Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna, Austria
– LOGOS Group and Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science, University of Barcelona, Spain
– Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP), LMU Munich, Germany
The fellowships are made possible due to the generous support of the participating institutions, which cover the full costs of the visits.
Eligible are philosophers of science who have been awarded their PhD no more than seven years prior to the application deadline and who work in one of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
To apply send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 May 2015:
– A list indicating which of the above-mentioned centres you would like visit and why (you can list a maximum of three institutions and should indicate a preference ranking).
– A letter of motivation detailing your interest in the scheme (maximum of approximately 400 words)
– A research proposal for the time of the visit (approximately 2000 words).
Application must be made in English. The above should be merged into one PDF file in the order listed. Results will be announced in early June 2015.
The fine print:
– Applicants must be members of EPSA (at the time of submission – application from non-members will not be accepted).
– Successful candidates will be put in touch with their future host institution and the details of the visit (exact dates, financial and accommodation arrangements, visa sponsorship, etc.) should be agreed directly been the candidates and their hosts (without involvement of EPSA). Local circumstances vary and no general commitments about levels of funding can be made.
– Visits are approximately 1 month. For visits to Ghent the following conditions apply: the candidate must have obtained his/her PhD more than 2 years prior to the beginning of the visit. The visit to Ghent is at least one month, but the Centre offers the possibility of spending up to three months in Ghent if the applicant and the host institution consider that fruitful.