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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Fellowships (junior postdoctoral & senior) in "explanatory power", Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY

Fellowship-Program of the project ?A Study in Explanatory Power (STEP)? at 
the University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), member of the UAMR - University 
Alliance Metropolis Ruhr.

The project ?A Study in Explanatory Power? is pleased to announce its 
fellowship program, generously funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. 
Starting in 2014, usually one, possibly up to two fellowships will be 
awarded every year. Proposals on any topic in the epistemology of 
explanations and understanding, broadly construed, are welcome. The topic 
may be explored from a philosophy of science perspective, but researchers 
with a background in metaphysics or the philosophy of language are equally 
welcome. Joint applications by up to two researchers are also possible. 
Fellows will be granted access to the library, and they will be provided 
with office space. Fellows will receive an allowance of

? 2.000 Euros per month (early career researchers, who obtained their 
Ph.D. within the last 5 years before the start of the fellowship), or

? 3.000 Euros per month (advanced researchers).

Fellows are usually granted for a period of at least 4 weeks and up to 3 
months. Shorter as well as longer stays are negotiable.

Applications should include a short research plan (up to three pages) and 
a short CV. Please indicate when you wish to stay in Essen. Each 
application is reviewed, and applications are judged on the quality and 
the relevance of the proposal to the project, as well as the applicant's 
academic achievements. Please send your applications to

The deadline for applications is January 15th 2014 (for applications for 
the period between 4/2014 and 3/2015). Applicants will be informed by the 
end of January.

Guests If you are interested in joining the group without applying for one 
of the fellowships, we will be glad to assist you planning your stay. 
Guests will usually be provided with an office space and they will be 
granted access to the library. In some cases, costs for transportation may 
be covered. Please contact us in advance to check. We will also be glad to 
assist you in applying for external funding.

For further information, please visit: