EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

EPSA Fellowships Overview

The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) offers Visiting Fellowships for Central and Eastern European philosophers of science. The aim of the EPSA in making these awards is to create opportunities for early-career researchers to carry out research at a leading research institution in Western Europe. EPSA Fellows will be resident at their host institution and take part in its research activities. 

The competition is normally open to early-career philosophers of science working in Central and Eastern Europe. An EPSA Fellowship will typically cover travel, accommodation, and living expenses for up to one month. The Fellowship scheme is made possible by the generous support of the participating institutions.

For general enquiries, please contact phil-epsa@bristol.ac.uk.

Call for Institutional Partners of the EPSA Fellowship Scheme

NEW The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) is looking for institutional partners to participate as host institutions in its scheme of EPSA Fellowships for junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe. Participating institutions would host a Junior Fellow for approximately one month in the academic year 2019/20, and they would cover their travel, accommodation, and living expenses during that time.

The aim of the scheme is to foster collaboration between philosophers of science working in Eastern Europe with their colleagues in Western Europe. Fellowships are aimed at philosophers of science who have been awarded their PhD no more than five years prior to the application deadline, or who are in their last year of PhD, 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. 

The EPSA is organising the fellowships for the third time. Previous rounds of fellowships were made possible due to the generous participation of a number of institutions. Institutions participating in 2019-2020 will include:

The EPSA seeks to broaden the group even further. If your institution would like to join the above and participate in the scheme, please contact raffaella.campaner@unibo.it.

Applications 2017/18

The applications period for the 2017/18 Fellowships has now passed. The information below is included for transparency only may be revised for future applications.

I. Participating Institutions

The list of participating institutions changes each year. The institutions taking part in the 2017/18 EPSA Fellowships are as follows:

II. Eligibility

  • Applicants must be working in one of the following Central or Eastern European 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.
  • Applicants must be within ten years of the award of a doctorate.* 
  • Applicants must not have previously held an EPSA Fellowship.
  • Applicants need not be members of the EPSA at the time of applying. However, successful candidates are expected to become EPSA members before taking up their Fellowships (they will be offered the opportunity to do so at a reduced rate).
* Applicants who have been on maternity or sick leave, or have only worked part-time in philosophy since receiving their PhD may apply for an extension to the 10-year threshold. Applicants should make clear their reasons for applying for an extension in their application.

III. Submissions

Applicants for the EPSA Fellowship should send as a single PDF and in the following order:

  1. CV. A curriculum vitae;
  2. Preferences. A list indicating which of the participating institutions you would like to visit and why (you can list a maximum of three institutions and should give a preference ranking);
  3. Statement of Purpose. A letter of motivation detailing your interest in the EPSA Fellowship (no more than 400 words);
  4. Research Proposal. A research proposal for the time of the visit (no more than 2,000 words).
IV. Successful Candidates

Successful candidates will be put in touch with their host institution and the details of their visit (exact dates, financial and accommodation arrangements, visa sponsorship, etc.) will be agreed directly been the candidates and their hosts and independently of the EPSA. Please note: local circumstances vary, and no general commitments about levels of funding can be guaranteed.

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