Workshops, Institutes, & Opportunities

This page contains links to workshops, intensive institutes, and general opportunities  for graduate and undergraduate students in philosophy and the humanities. Please send additional contributions to

Graduate Opportunities 

Athena in Action is a networking and mentoring workshop for graduate student women in philosophy taking place at Princeton in August. Participants will  join faculty mentors for three days of intensive discussion and workshops. Some travel finding, lodging, and meals are provided. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2016.

Berlin Program for Advanced German & European Studies Summer Workshop will take place in Berlin and supports doctoral and post-doctoral research in German and European studies from the 18th century on. Applications are due by February 15, 2016.

Philosophy Without Teachers: A Residency is a week long residency at Elon University’s Department of Philosophy in Greensboro, N.C. in conjunction with Elsewhere in early June 2016.  The residency has a simple premise:  to bring together socially engaged, conceptual and performance artists with academically trained philosophers to explore the contemporary possibilities of ethical askesis. Applications are due March 1, 2016. 

PIKSI ROCK-Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute graduate student assistantships PIKSI Rock invites graduate students to serve as assistants for its summer institute. Assistants are expected to travel to Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute for 12 days and to obtain sponsorship from their home university to cover travel and lodging.

Undergraduate Opportunities 

Colorado Summer Seminar in Philosophy is a two week intensive program hosted by the University of Colorado. Seminars introduce undergraduate students considering graduate school in philosophy to graduate level work in a series of small seminars. Topics change yearly. Preference is given to applicants who have not yet applied to graduate programs. Tuition and lodging are approximately $1315.

PIKSI ROCK—Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute for diversity in philosophy PIKSI conducts a 10 day summer institute for students from traditionally underrepresented groups that are considering graduate study in philosophy. The program is hosted by Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute and includes the opportunity to work closely with visiting faculty and graduate students from multiple universities. Seminars address topics in social justice and philosophy, the graduate application process, and diversity in the field. Participants receive travel funding, lodging, and a small stipend. Deadline: March 31st. 

PIKSI Boston summer institute is modeled on PIKSI ROCK (see above), but works closely with MIT students and faculty as well as other universities in the Boston area to support underrepresented students working in areas of “mainstream, analytic” philosophy, such as formal logic, metaphysics, and epistemology. Funding is provided to participants to cover travel, lodging, and participation in the program. 

Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy is seven-day program is designed to introduce undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds to the various areas of specialization within the discipline of philosophy, give students a better idea of what graduate studies in philosophy is about, and explore various views about what it means to be a professional philosopher. Students receive travel funding, lodging, and a small stipend to support their participation in the program. Applications for summer 2016 are due May 9, 2016. 

Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy is a two week residential program for students from underrepresented groups in philosophy held at Brown University. The curriculum includes seminars and workshops on various topics in philosophy. Participants receive lodging and a stipend to support travel to and participation in the program.

UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy offers two seminar courses over a two week period at UC San Diego for undergraduate women in philosophy. Participants will be provided a travel and living stipend, lodging, and meals for the duration of the program. Applications for summer 2016 are due March 1, 2016.