[spsp-members] PSP6: Please share CFA with undergraduates
Center for Philosophy of Science
pittcntr at pitt.edu
Fri Dec 17 17:43:10 UTC 2021
The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2022 PSP6: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh from July 11 to July 15, 2022 (arrival July 10). We appreciate faculty sharing this information with undergraduate students.
We invite applications from undergraduate students who are highly motivated and show strong academic promise and interest in the philosophy of science, including but not limited to: women, LGBTQIA+, underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, first-generation undergraduates, and undergraduates from groups underrepresented in philosophy of science.
The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by the internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting lecturers include Quayshawn Spencer (U. Pennsylvania, Philosophy of Biology and on Race) and Serife Tekin (Daemen College, Philosophy of Psychiatry).
The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (e.g., physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. Housing, meals, and transportation (US travel only-the University will not provide transportation costs for travel into or outside of the US) costs will be covered, and all course materials provided. Applications are due March 15, 2022.
Submit applications at the following link: https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/programs/pittsburgh-summer-program/psp-application/
* Cover letter describing your future plans after graduation and your interests in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of physics, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, social sciences, etc.). Please briefly indicate relevant demographic information (racial/ethnic heritage, gender, etc.).
* CV (including College/University affiliation, major, GPA, high school, awards & recognition, any philosophy courses taken).
* Brief writing sample (2,000 words maximum) that will help the selection committee assess your academic and philosophical skills. Typically, but not necessarily, this will be a paper that was written for a college course. Philosophy of science papers are preferable, but a paper on a topic from any discipline will work if no suitable philosophy paper is available. The most effective paper to submit will be the one which best exhibits your academic and philosophical skills. The writing sample can be a selection from a larger paper.
* One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your work and can speak to your philosophical skills and suitability for this program.
A faculty member should send separately the letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant to Katie Labuda at: pittcntr at pitt.edu<mailto:pittcntr at pitt.edu>
For further questions, please contact Edouard Machery (machery at pitt.edu<mailto:machery at pitt.edu>), the Center's Director, or Katie Labuda (kathleenlabuda at pitt.edu<mailto:kathleenlabuda at pitt.edu>).
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