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. An EPSA Fellowship will typically cover travel, accommodation, and living expenses for up to one month. EPSA Fellows will be resident at their host institution and take part in its research activities.

The call for applications period for 2019/20 is now closed. The deadline was 29 April 2019. The information below is included for reference only, and future applications may be different.

Call for Applications 2019/20

CLOSED. The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) is excited to announce 18 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 2019/20. During their visit, successful candidates will be members of the host institution and take part in its research activities.

Eligible are philosophers of science who are in the last six months of their PhD period, or have been awarded their PhD no more than five years prior to the application deadline. Applicants who were on maternity or sick leave, or have only worked part-time in philosophy after receiving their PhD, can apply for an extension of the five-year period. Applicants who wish to apply for such an extension should explain their circumstances in their application and the EPSA committee will consider their case. Applicants must work in one of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Participating Institutions 2019/20

The following participating institutions will each welcome one fellow:









United Kingdom

The fellowships are made possible due to the generous support of these participating institutions, which cover the full costs of the visits. 

How to Apply

To apply send the following to by 29 April 2019

    1. A CV 
    2. A list indicating which of the above-mentioned centres you would like to visit and why (you can list a maximum of three institutions and should indicate a preference ranking). 
    3. A letter of motivation detailing your interest in the scheme (maximum of approximately 400 words) and five keywords specifying your topical focus.
    4. A research proposal for the time of the visit (approximately 2000 words). 
    5. For candidates who have not defended their PhD yet: A letter from their supervisor confirming that by the time the fellowship starts, the student is very likely to have defended the thesis.
    6. Applications must be made in English. The above should be merged into one PDF file in the order listed. Results will be announced in June 2019. 

The fine print: 

    • Scholars who held an EPSA Fellowships for junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe in previous years are not eligible.  
    • Applicants need not be members of EPSA at the time of applying. However, successful candidates are expected to become EPSA members before taking up their fellowships.  
    • 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.) will be agreed directly between the candidates and their hosts (without involvement of EPSA). Local circumstances vary and no general commitments about levels of funding can be made.

Fellowship Committee

    • Raffaella Campaner
    • Maria Kronfeldner
    • Javier Suárez Diaz

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