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visiting fellows program
(see also Postdoctoral Fellowship Program)

The Basics

Visiting the Center for a term or a two-term academic year is easily done through the Visiting Fellows Program and we encourage all interested philosophers of science to apply. We particularly welcome submissions from members of underrepresented groups.

Visiting Fellows are provided:

• A centrally located office on the 11th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, an international educational landmark; library privileges in Hillman Library, whose Archives of Scientific Philosophy houses papers of many leading, modern philosophers of science; on-line services, including email and access to electronic journals; and some minimal office support.

• A full calendar of talks, workshops, conferences and other activities; access (with instructor permission) to graduate seminars taught in the Departments of Philosophy and History and Philosophy of Science; and the company of other Visiting Fellows, Resident Fellows in many departments of the University of Pittsburgh, and Center Associates drawn from other universities in the Pittsburgh area.

• A stimulating and friendly environment in which to hear about philosophy of science, to talk about philosophy of science, to think about philosophy and to create philosophy of science.

• A supplementary stipend of $1500
per month to help defray the costs of temporary relocation.

Visiting Fellows have no formal duties. They are expected to pursue their own research; to give a lunchtime talk; to participate in the intellectual life of the Center by attending talks and discussions; to reside in Pittsburgh; and to make daily use of their offices. The fellowship starts early January and ends late April or early May. Participation to the whole semester is expected. Many Fellows are pleasantly surprised by the city of Pittsburgh and enjoy exploring it and the surrounding countryside.

Returning Fellows Policy: A Center Fellow can visit the Center for at most two semesters every ten years. In other words, after your first semester-long Fellowship, you can spend another semester as a Center Fellow in the ten years following.  If you have spent an academic year at the Center, you have to wait ten years to revisit the Center as a Fellow.  (After ten years, the clock is reset to zero.)



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