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ANALYSIS Studentship 2016-17

The Analysis Committee proposes to award at least one and up to three studentships equal to the full-time maintenance grant for an Arts and Humanities Research Council postgraduate studentship for the year 2016–2017. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher who does not have other means of support (e.g. a temporary or permanent lectureship or a research fellowship) and to enable him or her to conduct full-time research. The funds are solely for maintenance and support of research, and not institutional overheads.

Candidates for the studentship should be pursuing research at a British university, at the beginning of their academic career, and, at the time of taking up the award, should have completed at least three and no more than 5 years of full-time research, or the part-time equivalent. Candidates may make a case for circumstances that exempt them from these eligibility criteria. The research should be on a subject which falls under the traditional concerns of Analysis, for example (but not exclusively) metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, logic, and philosophy of science. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have recently completed a Ph.D. or be very close to completion, and have a CV which would make him or her a strong contender for a Junior Research Fellowship or similar appointment.

An application for the studentship should be made by email to Dr Ben Colburn, Secretary of the Analysis Committee ( It should consist of a CV, a statement of proposed research of not more than 500 words, and an official letter offering facilities in the department in which the candidate proposes to hold the studentship (this should at least consist in access to computers, the library and research seminars in the department). Applicants should also ensure that two references are sent to the Secretary of the Analysis Committee by the deadline for applications: 27 April 2015. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit some written work of up to 8000 words shortly after this date.

The members of the Studentship Committee will make a recommendation to the Analysis Trust committee at the June AGM. The Secretary of the Analysis Committee will communicate the result of the competition to successful applicants by the end of June.


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