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Reminder: Undergraduate summer diversity institutes accepting applications for 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The APA is pleased to announce that several student applications are open for 2019 summer diversity institutes in philosophy.

Diversity institutes give young philosophers the support and information they need to pursue a successful and meaningful career studying philosophy. The institutes were founded to address a lack of diverse representation in academic philosophy and thus focus on preparing women, people of color, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities, first-generation students, and other diverse scholars for graduate study in philosophy.

PIKSI Rock at Penn State will occur June 17–29, 2019, and PIKSI Boston at MIT will occur June 20–27, 2019. Both institutes share a student application, found on the PIKSI application page. Applications are due for both PIKSIs on January 31, 2019

Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy: July 21–26, 2019. Applications open soon.

Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown: July 21–August 3, 2019. Apply now. Applications due March 1, 2019.

Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at UC San Diego: July 22–August 2, 2019. Apply now. Applications due March 1, 2019.

Pittsburgh Summer Program 3: July 15–19, 2019. Apply now. Applications due March 1, 2019.

COMPASS at Michigan: September 1214, 2019. Apply now. Applications due April 15, 2019.

Diversity institutes offer a unique and supportive educational experience. In an APA survey sent to diversity institute alumni, two anonymous respondents shared these positive remarks:

“PIKSI made me see that there are many people actively working on improving the state of the profession, and that I was not alone in recognizing that there are huge problems that need to be addressed. PIKSI also helped me foster relationships with successful people in the field (both graduate students and faculty), which has helped me several times throughout my own application and graduate school experiences.”

“These institutes are real treasures. I wouldn't be in graduate school if it wasn't for them, and I wouldn't be as successful as I have been in graduate school if it wasn't for them.”

If you are an undergraduate, we encourage you to consider applying for one of these institutes and to spread the word to your undergraduate student networks.

If you are a faculty member, we also encourage you to share this information with any undergraduate student who you believe would be a good fit for a diversity institute in philosophy. For more information, please visit the APA pages on Undergraduate Diversity Institutes in Philosophy and Undergraduate Institutes in Philosophy.


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