Monday, January 27, 2014

A Networking and Mentoring Workshop 
for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy

This looks excellent. You should apply if you are a graduate student or advanced undergraduate. You should encourage your students to apply if you are finished with graduate school:
Call for Submissions 
A Networking and Mentoring Workshop 
for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy 
Co-Directors: Elisabeth Camp, Elizabeth Harman, and Jill North 
Female PhD and DPhil students and prospective students in philosophy are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy to participate in a workshop at Princeton University, August 21-24, 2014.  
Thirty-five students will be selected to participate. Seven students will have their papers discussed; fourteen students will serve as commentators, and fourteen as chairs. In addition to the seven philosophy sessions, there will be five sessions at which professional advice is offered by twelve faculty mentors.  
The workshop will provide meals and shared rooms for three nights at the Nassau Inn for all participants. The workshop will reimburse up to $400 of travel costs. Participants traveling with children will be provided with a single room rather than a shared room. The workshop will also provide information about how to find babysitters in the Princeton area. 
We are committed to accommodating all participants with disabilities.  
Karen Bennett, Cornell University
Elisabeth Camp, Rutgers University
Ruth Chang, Rutgers University
Elizabeth Harman, Princeton University
Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University
Sarah-Jane Leslie, Princeton University
Ishani Maitra, University of Michigan
Jill North, Cornell University
Debra Satz, Stanford University
Jennifer Uleman, Purchase College, State University of New York
Katja Vogt, Columbia University
Susan Wolf, University of North Carolina

Advice Topics:
Getting the most out of graduate school
Writing a dissertation
Presenting and participating at conferences
Preparing for the job market
Starting a tenure-track job
Balancing work with the rest of life

Papers on any topic in philosophy are welcome. Submissions must be no longer than 7,000 words, including notes and references, and must be prepared for anonymous review. The submission deadline is March 1, 2014. We will notify all applicants of our decision by the end of May 2014.  
The online submission form is linked from the workshop webpage:  
This is the first in a series of three workshops that will occur biennially. These three workshops will reach more than 100 graduate student women across five years.  
Apply! Tell your students. Exciting!

-- Jaded, Ph.D.