Diversity-Oriented Undergraduate Summer Programs in Philosophy (updated)

At least four five summer programs in philosophy for undergraduate students are designed especially for members of groups that traditionally have been underrepresented in the field.

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They are:

Each of these summer programs is free to those who are admitted to them, and attendees also receive room and board, stipends, and some travel funds.

Summer 2023 Programs for Undergraduates
Summer 2023 Programs in Philosophy for Graduate Students and/or PhDs
Summer 2023 Programs in Philosophy for High School Students

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Edouard Machery
24 days ago

Let me add the Pittsburgh Summer Program in Philosophy of Science (PSP7), which is in its 7th year: https://www.centerphilsci.pitt.edu/programs/pittsburgh-summer-program/.
the deadline is March 15, 2023.
While the program is open to anyone, we particularly welcome students from underrepresented groups.Report

Reply to  Edouard Machery
24 days ago

Are Eastern Europeans considered underrepresented?Report

Reply to  Tomasz
21 days ago

I attended last year and we had someone in our cohort from Eastern Europe!Report

Leonel Alvarez Ceja
24 days ago

This past summer, I attended the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy and the Open Doors Philosophy Academy. In addition, I was accepted (but could not attend) to the PIKSI-Rock program.
I could not recommend all three programs more for what they afford their students. For example, the Open Doors Philosophy Academy paired me up with two fantastic mentors who were indispensable in my graduate school process and introduced the students to a rigorous discussion format. And the Rutgers program promoted a free-flowing environment of discourse with a wonderful group of diverse graduate mentors that were very knowledgeable, honest, and inspiring.
All in all, the programs have been career-changing; frankly, I do not think I would be a viable candidate for graduate school without their guidance. If any students are curious about the process or experience, feel free to ask away!Report

Last edited 24 days ago by Leonel Alvarez Ceja