The funded visitor program is closed for now – we will re-advertise here when it starts again.
We invite interested scholars for short visits to the Cosmology Beyond Spacetime research group located in the philosophy department at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Spring 2020. To facilitate visits we can offer financial assistance for travel and lodging, office facilities, and of course excellent intellectual company. Visits can be from a few days to a few weeks (or possibly longer).
We hope to have range of visitors: faculty and graduate students; general philosophers, philosophers of physics, and physicists; those sharing their expertise, and those learning about the philosophy of quantum gravity and the work of our group and speakers. Visitors will help us inform the philosophical and physics communities about philosophical issues in quantum gravity; and they will help us learn more about these philosophical dimensions though our interactions. While visitors will be credentialed philosophers or physicists, in some cases a credible interest in professional engagement with the group will be more important than prior work in quantum gravity.
In the first instance, potential visitors are requested to send a brief (one page) letter of interest, explaining their current academic status, research focus, and interest in our project. Please also explain any special activities you would like to undertake with the group, date(s) you would like to visit, and estimated cost of a flight. We will request further information as needed, and discuss times and budgets (up to $500, with the possibility of more for longer visits, depending on demand) with successful applicants.
We especially encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
Review of requests will be ongoing.
Send letters of interest to email@example.com. And please share the invitation.
Nick Huggett, UIC