Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Visiting Scholarships for NIP in Aberdeen

The Northern Institute of Philosophy (NIP) in Aberdeen is announcing visiting scholarships.
My guess is that many readers of this blog may be interested in the opportunity, in particular those working on formal epistemology, truth and paradoxes. I've never been to Aberdeen myself, but the NIP is clearly a very vibrant research environment, so this looks like a wonderful opportunity.

I quote from the announcement:

The Northern Institute of Philosophy (NIP) at The University of Aberdeen is pleased to announce the availability of NIP Scholarships for visits to NIP within the periods 10 October to 16 December 2011 and 21 May to 6 July 2011 .

Successful applicants will have well-developed research interests in one of the five projects currently running at NIP (Basic Knowledge, Relativism and Tolerance, Truth and Paradox, Self Knowledge, Pluralism). The Fellowships will provide an opportunity to pursue and present research in a supportive collaborative environment. Successful applicants will be expected to participate fully in the regular NIP activities and various workshops and conferences scheduled to take place during the NIP session.

The Fellowships are given in the form of the provision of travel and accommodation costs for the visit, up to a maximum of £3000.

Applications should include: a cover letter (stating any preference for an Autumn or Spring visit), a research statement and a writing sample (max 5000 words) and a letter of recommendation by a supervisor (from graduate applicants) or a CV (from faculty applicants). They should be sent to Sharon Coull on s.coull@abdn.ac.uk by Sunday 14th August 2011. Although applications for shorter visits will be considered, priority will be given to candidates proposing visits for the full period who are engaged in research on topics within the remit of one or more of the five current Institute projects.

1 comment:

  1. My two cents: I just participated in a workshop on Truth, Paradoxes, and Abstraction at NIP, and in my opinion it is one of the coolest places to do logic, philosophy of mathematics, and related stuff on the planet. So if you are eligible, do take advantage of this great opportunity!