EARLY-CAREER JOINT NEUROPHILOSOPHY-TALKS COMPETITION​

ROUND 1 (SPRING 2021)

What is the competition about?

The neurophilosophy of free will consortium has been holding joint-talk seminars featuring an established neuroscientist and philosopher since early 2020. These talks have been well attended and have become rather popular. We would now like to also feature seminars by early-career researchers. Hence, we invite applications from early-career researchers (postbacs, graduate students, postdocs, non-tenured faculty, general public) to propose a seminar in neuroscience and philosophy of free will (and related fields). Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as a pair – one neuroscientist and one philosopher – jointly proposing two connected talks. The winning seminars will be promoted and featured in our joint-talk series and provided with a small honorarium. 

Who is qualified to apply?

To submit an application, you must:

  • have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field;
  • not be a tenured faculty member;
  • have a background in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive sciences, philosophy, or related fields.
What should I submit?
  • Curriculum Vitae of each applicant (up to 4 pages);
  • An original joint proposal for the seminar (limit 500 words). The proposal should describe the seminar, including its main theme; how the neuroscience and philosophy talks are connected and related to each other; how the seminar relates to the neurophilosophy of free will; and how the background of the applicants supports their application.

Please send the materials above to freewill@brain.chapman.edu, where questions can also be directed.

When is the application due?

March 15th, 2021 (anywhere on earth)

What will the winners receive?
  • The winning team(s) will be invited to give a webinar similar to those given so far;
  • The proposal and the seminar will be promoted on our website as well as on future newsletters to project subscribers;
  • Each member of the winning team will receive a small honorarium.

I HAVE SOME IDEAS. HOW DO I FIND A PARTNER?

We created a platform for researchers who are interested in the neuroscience and philosophy of free will to talk to each other. We encourage you to check out the forum and interact with other users.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at freewill@brain.chapman.edu.