Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative

Announcing the launch of the Philosophy of Science Association’s Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars (UPSS) Initiative website: https://upss.philsci.org

The Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholars Initiative aims to raise awareness about the problem of underrepresentation in the philosophy of science, design and implement programs to address this problem, mentor students and early career scholars from underrepresented groups, work toward making philosophy of science a more welcoming field, and increase the diversity of the PSA membership and meetings. 

You can now apply online to request a mentor (or volunteer to be a mentor).  Please check out the website to learn more about the following UPPS Initiatives:

UPSS Mentoring Program
This program pairs philosophy of science scholars from underrepresented groups with a senior mentor in the field to assist in their professional development.

UPSS Session at the PSA Biennial Meeting
Consider submitting a paper for inclusion in the UPSS Session at the upcoming biennial PSA meeting in Baltimore, November 19-22, 2020.


UPSS Travel Grant to attend PSA Meeting
Apply for a travel grant to defray the costs of attending the upcoming PSA meeting.


UPSS Delegate Program
The UPSS Delegate Program provides travel assistance to early career scholars (advanced undergraduates, recent graduates, or beginning graduate students) who are considering pursuing philosophy of science attend the PSA Biennial Meeting. UPSS Delegates are paired with a senior graduate student “PSA Host” for the meetings, who will help show them around the meeting and introduce them to people in the field.

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