2014 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)
Graduate Assistants Call for Applications
Deadline: March 1, 2014
The seventh annual meeting of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) will take place from June 14—June 21, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA. At least two graduate students will assist Ellen Feder, who will direct the Institute this year. In addition, one graduate assistant will come from the Penn State philosophy department. We expect that, as was the case in previous summers, the home institution of the other graduate assistants will fund their positions. (The philosophy departments of the University of Memphis, Binghamton University, Villanova University, Michigan State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Stony Brook University, University of Washington, Dalhousie, American University, DePaul University, University of Oregon, and the University of Alberta, generously supported PIKSI graduate assistants in 2006–2013.)
We invite those of you teaching in graduate programs to nominate graduate student assistants for PIKSI. The applications will be screened according to the graduate student’s accomplishments as a researcher, a teacher, and mentor; the relevance of her or his research to the topics of the institute; and the home institution’s willingness to fund the student (approximately $2000, including travel, housing, and stipend).
Applications should include: · a cover letter from the graduate student which discusses why he or she would like to be a GA for PIKSI · the graduate student’s CV · a letter of support from a faculty member · documentation of institutional support, if available.
Please e-mail complete applications by March 1, 2014 to: Ellen Feder Department of Philosophy and Religion American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016-8056 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any further questions please contact Eva Feder Kittay, PIKSI Board Chair, at Eva.Kittay@sunysb.edu, or Ellen Feder, Director of PIKSI Summer 2014, at email@example.com