The Philosophy Department at the University of Kent is organising a doctoral training initiative on Evidence and its Quality and we welcome applications to our PhD programme from those working on this topic.
Category Archives: Studentships
Do you want to do a PhD on a topic related to EBM+? If so, do get in touch with one of us.
Current funding opportunities include:
- Eastern ARC studentships. Deadline 30 January 2015. Suitable for projects in Digital Humanities at Kent.
- University of Kent 50th Anniversary GTA scholarships. Deadline 31 January 2015. Philosophy at Kent. ***Deadline extended to 6th March***
- British Society for the Philosophy of Science scholarships. Deadline 27 February 2015. Philosophy of Science.
- Wellcome Trust doctoral studentships. Deadline 2 April 2015. Medical Humanities.
Topics connected to EBM+ are also coverered in Masters programmes in Medical Humanities and Reasoning at the University of Kent and in History and Philosophy of Science at UCL.
Grading evidence of mechanisms in physics and biology
This is the title of a new research project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which will run at the University of Kent Centre for Reasoning for 3 years from January 2015.
While the new project focuses on basic science rather than medicine, its results should be of interest to EBM+. It will be looking at case studies in physics and biology to try to ascertain commonalities and differences in the way evidence of mechanisms is evaluated. It will also examine whether philosophical theories of evidence can shed light on the strengths and weaknesses of such evidence.
The project is recruiting a fully funded PhD student and a postdoctoral researcher. The application deadline is 3rd September 2014. Please spread the word about these opportunities to your masters students and recent PhDs.
More information on the project and the two positions is available on the project web page.