[MaFLa] FW: 2 PhD Studentships in Philosophy of Science/Physics (incl. Metaphysics)

Laszlo E. Szabo laszlo.e.szabo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 09:46:20 CET 2014

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*2 PhD Studentships in Philosophy of Science/Physics (incl. Metaphysics)*

** Start date: 1 March 2015 **
*** Application Deadline: 1 December 2014 ***
* Under current AHRC regulations those with a relevant PhD are also
eligible to apply. *

Two AHRC-funded PhD studentships will be available *from 1 March 2015* in
the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the
University of Leeds.

The studentships are part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Scientific Realism
and the Quantum’ (PI: Juha Saatsi, Co-I: Steven French). Successful
applicants will engage in research on suitable topics in the philosophy of
science and/or philosophy of (quantum) physics, supervised by Juha Saatsi
and Steven French.

One of the projects is envisaged to concern the relationship between
metaphysics and physics. The other project is envisaged to explore issues
concerning the nature of modelling, idealisations, and explanation in
science, and their epistemological repercussions.

The award holders will benefit from the activities of the Centre for the
History and Philosophy of Science and the Centre for the Metaphysics and
Mind, and from contact with national and international experts in
philosophy of science and philosophy of physics through the programme of
international visitors, seminars and workshops funded by the project.

*Information about the Studentships*

Both studentships are tenable for up to 3 years (full-time), *starting 1
March 2015.* Renewal of the studentship each year is subject to
satisfactory academic progress.

AHRC regulations require that applicants must meet UK residency criteria or
be ordinarily resident in the EU.  EU candidates are normally eligible for
a fees-only award, unless they have been ordinarily resident in the UK for
3 years immediately preceding the date of the award.  Applicants should
normally have, or be studying for, a Master’s degree in Philosophy. Further
details concerning eligibility are available via the AHRC website at:

Full awards cover academic fees at the standard UK rate and a maintenance
grant for full-time study.

*Scholarship Funding*

For both projects, applicants must be either UK residents (full
studentship) or EU nationals (fees only).  They should normally have, or
expect soon to be awarded, a Masters degree in a relevant discipline
(philosophy or physics), though exceptions can be made for applicants with
strong undergraduate records and relevant experience.  Those with a
relevant PhD are also eligible.

The studentships support three years' full-time work.  Standard tuition
fees and maintenance grants will be paid by the AHRC to the nominated
student at RCUK rates  (minimum of £13,863 for 2014-5). Renewal of the
studentship each year is subject to satisfactory academic progress.


The closing date for applications is 1st December 2014.  You should also
arrange for two academic references to be sent to us by this date.

The following documents should be submitted with your cover letter:
•    500 word PhD proposal;
•    a copy of your degree transcripts (or a transcript of your marks to
date if you are currently completing a degree);
•    a sample of written work, consisting of a philosophical essay on a
question of your choice, not less than 3000 words in length;
•    CV.

All applications and references should be sent to Jenneke Stevens,
Postgraduate Administrator, School of PRHS, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
9JT, email: PRHS_PGEnquiries at leeds.ac.uk, tel: 0113 343 3263.

Intending applicants should contact Dr Juha Saatsi (J.T.Saatsi at leeds.ac.uk)
for information about the project and the studentships.

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L a s z l o  E.  S z a b o
Professor of Philosophy
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