Visiting Fellows Program

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy invites applications to its Visiting Fellows Program. The program offers scholars the opportunity to spend one semester as part of an active, diverse and welcoming intellectual community working at the intersection of philosophy and the sciences.

Applications are welcome from scholars holding doctoral degrees who are pursuing research projects that engage contemporary science from the perspectives of ethics, epistemology, history or policy. Visiting Fellows have no formal duties beyond an active participation in the intellectual life of the Rotman Institute. They are encouraged to participate in the many reading groups, seminars, talks, workshops and other ongoing projects at the Rotman Institute, and to give talks introducing their own research projects to the Institute.  They are invited as well to take advantage of the broader activities of the Department of Philosophy including colloquia, conferences, and graduate seminars (with instructor permission). Western University’s Department of Philosophy is one of the most distinguished in Canada.

Each Visiting Fellow is provided with an office in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy equipped with a desktop computer; modest office and IT support; and full access to the library facilities and services of Western University. Visiting Fellows must reside in London, Ontario for the duration of their term, and they receive a supplementary stipend of $1,300 per month to help defray the cost of relocation. Note that purchase of the University Health Insurance Plan is mandatory, and depending on family size, can range close to $1000.


How to Apply

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the year, within space and funding constraints. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire about possible openings at any time of year.

Applications should include:

1.    Cover letter
2.    Curriculum Vitae
3.    Description of research to be undertaken during Fellowship
4.    Sample of written work (electronic file, hard copy, or website URL)
5.    For Junior Applicants: list of 2-3 referees familiar with your work

Applications may be submitted by email or in hard copy to:


Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Stevenson Hall 2150E
Western University
London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5B8

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