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Bonn: Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow PhD students and early-career scholars to spend 3 months, 6 months or an entire academic year (9 months) at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn. Hertz fellows are provided with:
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Bonn: Postdoc and graduate funding in history and philosophy of physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a five-year postdoc in history and philosophy of physics, as well as applications for a graduate studentship (four years of full funding) to pursue a PhD in the same subject. For details see https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html

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Northwestern: New Grant/Sabbatical Opportunity

Applications are being accepted through 1 Dec. 2018* for grant support for an interdisciplinary visitor (a philosopher, theologian, …) to be resident at the new Center for Fundamental Physics (CFP) at Northwestern University. The CFP webpage describes the opportunity and proposal requirements (http://cfp.physics.northwestern.edu/) for applications to be submitted via this website.

*Any extensions of the deadline date will be announced on the web page.

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Funding opportunities at the Center for Fundamental Physics at Northwestern

The Center for Fundamental Physics at Northwestern has issued an initial call for applications for interdisciplinary visiting fellowships. The first round of applications is being accepted between Sept. 15, 2018 and Dec. 1, 2018 for stays to start in 2019.
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PhD position: philosophy of physics or metaphysics of science

Call for Applications:

PhD position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science

University Grenoble Alpes

The Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics in Grenoble solicits applications for a 3-year PhD position attached to the Chair within the interdisciplinary project ‘The entanglement of physics and philosophy’ starting 1 January 2019 (please see below for more information on the project). The Chair is part of the Cross Disciplinary Program ‘Quantum Engineering Grenoble’ (QuEnG), which aims to foster a pluridisciplinary environment for quantum technologies in Grenoble; more information on the QuEnG project and the Chair of Excellence can be found at https://quantum.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/ and https://quantum.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fostering-the-ecosystem/our-chairs-of-excellence/philosophy-of-quantum-physics/lam-vincent-734540.htm?RH=1494950443893
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Geneva: Scientific Collaborator in philosophy of physics or metaphysics

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’. The position will be funded for up to 21 months from the starting date.

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Queensland: PhD position in philosophy of physics

The School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy of physics.

The position is funded by the Australian Research Council and is associated with the project “A philosophical exploration of simulating and controlling the quantum world”. While applicants must have a BA with a major in philosophy, an additional BSc with a major in physics will be looked upon favourably. Applications are welcome from anybody with an Honours (or equivalent – e.g. Masters) in either of philosophy or physics (and preferably the philosophy of science and/or physics).

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