Summer Opportunities for Philosophy Majors
This seven day program is designed to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the various areas of specialization within the discipline of philosophy, give students a better idea of what graduate studies in philosophy is about, and explore various views about what it means to be a professional philosopher. Up to fifteen students will be given the opportunity to interact in formal and informal settings with a group of talented graduate students and distinguished faculty members from a number of universities.
The Seminar is intended for outstanding undergraduates who are considering graduate school in philosophy. The aim is to introduce students to the atmosphere of a graduate-level seminar, giving participants a chance to explore and sharpen their philosophical abilities before they commit to a graduate program.
This seven-day institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups (including women and the economically disadvantaged) to consider future study in philosophy. PIKSI emphasizes the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to participate in the conversation.
The Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University offers a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and other sciences. The goals are to introduce promising students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an early stage in their career and forge lasting links between the various disciplines.
The Kierkegaard Library offers fellowships to scholars for from two to nine weeks in duration, usually used between June 3 and August 15. Fellowships are also available at other times of year. The award includes free housing and a $300 per month stipend for food as well as access to the libraries and other facilities of St. Olaf College. Young Scholars Program stipends are $200 per month.
The young scholars program is designed for college seniors or recently graduated college graduates prior to their graduate school programs. Young scholars should apply as Summer Fellows. If there is a core group among our applications, the curator of the Kierkegaard library will convene the Young Scholars Program which meets daily usually during the month of July. In-depth study of a chosen Kierkegaard text or other topic will be the focus as well as the curator's mentorship for the scholar's own research and study.