Call for applications: Duke Summer Seminars in Neuroscience&Philosophy

Applications are now being accepted for the next Summer Seminars in Neuroscience and Philosophy (SSNAP). SSNAP 2020 will occur at Duke University from May 24th to June 7th. These two weeks of intensive training in philosophy and neuroscience aim to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and professors in these fields.

A total of twenty fellowships are available:

  • 10 for applicants primarily from philosophy
  • 10 for applicants primarily from neuroscience

Accepted SSNAP fellows will form interdisciplinary teams to develop a joint research project involving aspects of both neuroscience and philosophy. Teams with promising projects can receive a sub-award of up to $30,000 to fund their projects. If you already have an interdisciplinary team, each member should apply separately to SSNAP. In the application, please let us know that you have already formed a team, and supply the names of your teammates.

Generous funding from the Templeton World Charity Foundation provides each fellow with:

  • Funding for travel expenses
  • Room and board during SSNAP
  • $1,000 honorarium

We encourage neuroscience and philosophy faculty, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students to apply for this unique opportunity.

The following materials are required to apply to SSNAP 2020:

  1. A cover letter describing your experiences in neuroscience and philosophy research, and why you would be a good addition to SSNAP.
  1. CV
  1. Writing sample (preferably published)
  1. A one page (single spaced, no smaller than 11 pt font) response to the following prompt: If you could team up with a fellow neuroscientist and a fellow philosopher to conduct joint research for a year, what would you study and why?
  1. Two letters of recommendation (for graduate students and post-docs only).

All application materials must be submitted by December 11th. Visit ssnap.net to learn more.