EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

Student Representatives - Call for Applications

09 Jan 2024 11:22 | EPSA (Administrator)

A final message from your Student Representatives, Bobby and Stéphanie: With our time as your EPSA representatives having drawn to a close, we are looking for two new representatives who will continue to advocate for the interests of EPSA’s junior scholar community.

During the last two years we were able to successfully carry on, in collaboration with the Steering Committee, the EPSA Fellowship Programme (facilitating research visits for Eastern-European scholars at academic institutes across Europe) and the Mentoring Scheme (enabling junior scholars to receive support in a variety of academic-related matters). Moreover, we launched several new initiatives of our own, including:

  • the organization of online social gatherings in the leadup to the EPSA2023 conference,
  • the revitalization of the “Philosophy of Science in Europe” newsletter,
  • a PhD students' round table during EPSA2023,
  • a dedicated section on the EPSA website for PhD student portraits,
  • an informal meeting in a bar during EPSA2023 that attracted around 50 participants.

These events not only facilitated meaningful exchanges between junior scholars, but also provided valuable opportunities for collaboration within the philosophical community.

Lastly, the Steering Committee has agreed to the organization of an academic event centred on highlighting the plurality of intellectual traditions in philosophy of science in Europe, on which Bobby will continue to work with the Steering Committee in the months to come (further details TBA in the near future).

We warmly invite all those who held student status during the EPSA23 conference and who are interested in providing help and support to the EPSA junior scholar community to apply for the EPSA Student Representative positions. As Student Reps you will be able to propose new initiatives, help carry on existing projects, represent the interests of PhD students and junior scholars (broadly construed), and convey any questions, comments, and other forms of feedback from junior scholars to the Steering Committee. Please note that it is *not* required for applicants to hold student status for the entire two-year duration of the Student Representative position.

Your application should contain your name, current affiliation, and a short (up to 150 words) bio mentioning any activities/initiatives that you would like to put forward as the next EPSA Student Rep. Please send your applications directly to epsa.studentreps@philsci.eu

You can submit your application until Thursday 8 February 2024.

The next two EPSA Student Representatives will be elected in online voting which will be held after the list of applicants is closed.

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