Six Fully Funded Philosophy PhD Studentships at Durham University

The department of philosophy at Durham University will award two fully funded AHRC PhD studentships (fees+maintenance) in the 2013-14 cycle. We will consider eligible candidates in any field of Philosophy that complements the expertise of our staff's research expertise in:

 Applied Phenomenology
 History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
 Mind, Language and Metaphysics

 For general information about the department, please see For staff interests, see: The deadline to be considered for funding is 18th  February 2013. For further information on projects we are able to accommodate, and all other aspects of your application, we recommend to contact our Director of Postgraduate Research,  Professor Wolfram Hinzen, at<, before this deadline.

We will award two further fully funded studentships associated with a new centre, concerned with  science and policy issues, which will be based around the work of Professors Cartwright and Reiss.  For further information, please contact them at< and<

Two further awards will be associated with a major Templeton-funded project on emergence  directed by Dr. Robin Hendry, in relation to physics and philosophy of mind. Details will be  announced shortly. Please contact< for further information.

There will also be a number of Faculty-wide Durham Doctoral Scholarships, for projects in any area that the department is able to accommodate. These are funded at the same rate as AHRC studentship and cover the full cost of the fee at both EU and non-EU rates. If you wish to be considered for one of these and/or for an AHRC award, please make this clear in your application.  The deadline to be considered for funding for these studentships is the same as the one above.

Our graduate community in philosophy at Durham is one of the largest in the UK. Our mission of postgraduate education includes a strong emphasis on career development and teaching opportunities from the second year of the PhD onwards. With very high levels of grant funding in this department, many of our students are integrated into major collaborative research projects. Our postgraduate philosophy society runs weekly student-led seminars, a graduate philosophy journal, and a number of weekly reading groups. Your PhD curriculum will include yearly PhD workshops, progress reviews, and opportunities for attending and/or organizing numerous workshops and seminars. The department also offers travel bursaries for attending conferences and other research purposes elsewhere.

Further information on the application process can be found here:
You can also contact our postgraduate secretary, Jonathon Gilderoy, at:<