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Pittsburgh Summer Program 4:
A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, July 13 - 17, 2020
(arrival July 12)


Who is it for?

Undergraduate Students who are highly motivated and show strong academic promise and interest in the philosophy of science, including but not limited to:

  • Women
  • Underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds
  • Students with disabilities
  • First-generation undergraduates
  • Undergraduates from groups underrepresented in philosophy of science
  • North American students only

While this program is designed for students traditionally underrepresented in philosophy of science, all qualified undergraduate applicants will be considered.  Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program. The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.


What is it?

The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (e.g., physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences).
The seminars and lectures will be given by internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University.

For further details, visit the page for PSP3, where you'll find last year's course descriptions, schedule, etc.

Housing, meals, and transportation costs (North American travel only) will be covered, and all course materials provided.

Applications are due March 1, 2020, and participants will be notified by April 15, 2020.


How to Apply

Before beginning the application process you will need to collect:

  • Cover Letter explaining your interest in PSP4
  • Resume
  • A writing sample (Can be a school paper, etc.)

You will also need one letter of recommendation to be mailed directly to
Carolyn Oblak (cjo13@pitt.edu)

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