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AISB Convention 2015

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Visiting Fellowships at the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Call for Applications for Visiting Fellowships at the Sydney Centre for 
the Foundations of Science

 The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science invites applications for 
one-semester visiting fellowships at The University of Sydney, for either 
second semester (August to November) 2014 or first semester (February to 
May) 2015.

 We welcome applications from all disciplines within the history, 
philosophy and sociology of science and medicine, at any stage of their 
career, but we will only consider applicants who have a position extending 
beyond the term of the intended stay in Sydney.  Up to four fellowships 
are available, and each fellowship will come with a travelling allowance 
of up to AUD 2,000 per month (to be paid against expenses).

 The fellowships are intended to provide opportunity for collaboration with 
the permanent and visiting fellows of the SCFS and and participate in the 
HPS research activities throughout the University of Sydney.  For the 
research interests of the SCFS members and their current projects please 
consult the SCFS website:

 Visiting fellows are normally expected to be in residence for 3 months and 
their visits should coincide with one of the University of Sydney teaching 

 Applications should including a cover letter, a CV, an indication of who 
the applicants intends to collaborate with and on what research, and what 
the applicant?s contribution to that research will be. Applications should 
be sent electronically to:

 Adrian Baiada
 Administrative Officer
 Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science
 School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
 A14, Main Quadrangle
 University of Sydney
 Sydney, NSW, 2006

 by 15th November 2013. Applicants will be informed of decisions by 20th 
December 2013.