The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in conjunction with the British Philosophcal Association, invite applications from current Postdoctoral Researchers and advanced Doctoral Students for the inaugural workshop and launch of the Early Career Network in Philosophy in the UK.



The research, innovation and funding landscape is complex and changing rapidly. Philosophers must often compete for funding against researchers in many different disciplines, frequently in contexts geared towards STEM subjects.

Increasingly more is expected of researchers, not just in terms of research and teaching, but also in terms of contributions to public discourse, exchange of knowledge with other sectors, and impact on wider society.

Our goal in establishing a new Early Career Network is to help junior philosophers across the UK to navigate the funding terrain, establish connections for collaboration, and gain the vital skills required to launch an academic career.


The Workshop

The Institute of Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study will host the inaugural Early Career Network Workshop in London, on 5th and 6th April 2024

The workshop will bring together junior and senior philosophers, including grant-winners and panel members, and consist of talks on Applying for Funding, Navigating the Research and Innovation Landscape, Working with the Media, Collaborative Working, and Preparing for the Academic Job Market. There will be the opportunity to join together with other workshop participants to form a team and bid for Innovation Project Funds of up to £8000 to fund novel proposals.


Who Can Apply

We invite applications from early career philosophers who have not yet secured a permanent academic position. In particular, we would like to invite current postdoctoral researchers on fixed-term contracts, funded by grant-making institutions (such as the AHRC, Leverhulme Trust and British Academy), and scholars who are close to completing, or who have recently completed, a doctoral degree in philosophy, and who intend to apply to for such postdoctoral funding.

We will have limited funds to defray the costs of travel and accommodation, with preference given to those coming from beyond the London area. Applicants should be prepared to fund their own travel and accommodation should the available funding be allocated to other attendees. On the evening of the 5th April there will be a reception and dinner for all attendees, free of charge. 

If you are currently a postdoctoral scholar, and would like to attend the workshop, please apply by filling out THIS form.

If you are a current or recently-graduated doctoral student, and would like to attend the workshop, please apply by filling out THIS form.


The deadline for applications has now closed. 



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