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Call for Applications – Institute of Philosophy Visiting Fellowships 2017/18

The Institute of Philosophy is extending a call for International and UK based candidates to apply for Visiting Fellowships for up to 6 months (dependant on the fellowship route applied for).

Currently the Institute runs two types of fellowship –

  • Collaborative Fellowships are open to applicants from non-UK institutions. These fellowships have a defined application window are awarded with a stipend to cover accommodation and travel costs for a maximum of 3 months.  The deadline for the new round of Collaborative Fellowships applications for 2016-17 is Sunday 31st July 2016
  • Non-stipendiary Fellowships are open to applicants from the UK or overseas. These fellowships can be applied for all year round, usually for a maximum period of 6 months.

Collaborative Fellowships

The Collaborative Visiting Fellowship scheme for 2017-18 is open to applicants who hold an academic position in a non-UK institution for the purpose of supporting philosophical research in the UK. Collaborative visiting positions come with a stipend of £1500/month, for up to 3 months, reimbursable against travel and accommodation costs during the course of the fellowship. While a fellow in the IP applicants would be expected to contribute to the intellectual environment of the Institute and work in collaboration with philosophers based in London or the UK.

Non-stipendiary Fellowships

Non-stipendiary Fellows are visitors to the Institute from the UK or overseas who spend a significant period of time at the Institute (usually between 3 and 6 months) on their own research. It is also possible for visitors to come for shorter periods, or ask for an extension after 6 months (after review). Visiting Fellows are provided with office space, access to computing and printing facilities and library access. Fellows are expected to make a contribution to the Institute's programme of events during their stay. Fellows are usually members of other academic departments or postdoctoral researchers. Doctoral students interested in working in close collaboration with one of the Centres based at the IP can also apply.

Application procedure for Visiting Fellowships

Applications should consist of:
(i) a cover letter, which outlines the proposed duration and timing of your stay and a plan for collaborative activities that justifies holding the fellowship at the IP (e.g. giving talks across the UK; organising workshops / conferences with the IP and other UK departments; supervising postgraduate students; contributing to impact activities; participating in an existing research project based in the UK; preparing an application involving UK-philosophy departments).
(ii) a short curriculum vitae (no more than 3 pages).
(iii) names, positions, organisations and email addresses for two referees, preferentially one UK-based.

Applications should be sent via email to using the subject line ‘Collaborative/Non-Stipendiary Fellowship application – [NAME]’

Applicants can apply for both collaborative and the non-stipendiary fellowships within the same application. Please indicate which schemes are applying for in your cover letter.

Applications for the Collaborative Fellowships will be assessed by the IP Directorate and must be submitted by Sunday 30th July 2017, 17.00 (GMT). We expect to notify successful applicants for 2017-18 by 1st September 2016.

Non-stipendiary applications can be submitted any time, allowing at least two months before the start date of the intended visit. 

CFP PLM4 - 4th Philosophy of Language and Mind Conference, Bochum, 21-23 SEPT 2017


PLM is a European network of centres devoted to the Philosophy of Language and Mind and organizes a biennial international conference series with leading experts on the field.

The Fourth PLM conference will take place:

Venue: Ruhr University Bochum

Time: 21-23 September 2017


The conference welcomes the submission of abstracts in the areas of

·         philosophy of language (widely construed, including philosophical logic and philosophy of linguistics) and

·         philosophy of mind (including philosophy of psychology and cognitive science).

Abstracts accepted as talks will be allocated 40 minutes, including 10 minutes of discussion. In addition, we will allow for poster presentations. Selected papers from all three previous PLM conferences have been published in special issues of Synthese or Review of Philosophy and Psychology. A similar special issue with selected papers is intended for PLM4.

Plenary Speakers:

·         Emma Borg (U Reading)

·         Ophelia Deroy (LMU Munich & IP London)

·         Paul Egré (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

·         Max Kölbel (U Vienna)

·         Nikola Kompa (U Osnabrück)

·         Bence Nanay (U Antwerp)

·         Albert Newen (U Bochum)

·         Markus Werning (U Bochum)

Organization: Markus Werning (speaker), Albert Newen and Heinrich Wansing


PLM Board/Member Institutions:


·         Arché, St. Andrews (Derek Ball)

·         Department of Philosophy, CEU, Budapest (Hanoch Ben-Yami)

·         CLLAM, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University (Peter Pagin)

·         CSMN, Oslo (Robyn Carston)

·         ILCLI, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian (Kepa Korta)

·         ILLC, University of Amsterdam (Paul Dekker)

·         Institut Jean Nicod, Paris (François Recanati)

·         Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr University Bochum (Markus Werning)

·         Institute of Philosophy, London (Corine Besson)

·         LanCog, Universidade de Lisboa (Pedros Santos)

·         LOGOS, University of Barcelona (Michele Palmira)


Abstracts should be anonymous, not more than two pages of A4 (1 inch margins, 11 Times Roman) and submitted as a pdf file via EasyChair at:

Submission opens:  1 April 2017

Submission closes: 15 June 2017

Notification of acceptance: 30 July 2017

Registration opens: 1 August 2017

Conference: 21-23 September 2017

The conference will be preceded by an independent satellite conference on “Pain and Emotion” in Bochum on 20 September 2017 (more information will be available soon).