Below are a few opportunities for philosophy majors to participate in summer institutes. Many of these provide some type of funding.
Pittsburgh Summer Program (PSP)
The Pittsburgh summer program takes place from July 13th- 17th at the University of Pittsburgh and is intended to help give voice to those who are underrepresented in philosophy including but not limited to, people of color, those identifying as LGBTQ+, and first generation college students. The primary focus of the program is philosophy of science. Applications are due on March 1st and must include a cover letter, writing sample and faculty recommendation. For more information click here.
Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy
The Rutgers Institute for Diversity in Philosophy is intended for including voices which are not normally heard in philosophical discourse. Taking place July 19th-25th, attendees will have travel and room and board all provided for, in addition to a $250 stipend. Applications are due on April 10th and must include a writing response, writing sample, transcript and two faculty recommendations. For more information click here.
Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School at Cornell (PLUSS)
The Cornell University Philosophy of Law Summer School takes place from June 21st-27th and primarily focuses on philosophy of law as it relates to social justice. Attendees with have their room and board covered as well as a $300 stipend to offset the cost of travel. Applications are due on February 15th and require a two page writing response. For more information click here.
Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy at Brown
The Summer Immersion Program at Brown University takes place July 6th-17th. Attendees will have room and board covered as well as a $500 reimbursement for travel on top of another $500 stipend. Applications are due March 1st and must include a writing response, writing sample, transcript and two faculty recommendations. Fro more information click here
UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (SPWP)
The UC San Diego summer program takes place on July 21st – 31st. Primarily focusing on supporting women in undergraduate philosophy applications are due on February 15th and must include a writing response, writing sample and faculty recommendation. For more information click here.
COMPASS at Michigan
The University of Michigan COMPASS conference is intended for promoting diversity within the field of philosophy. The conference will take place on October 8th-10th and is due on April 15th. The application includes two writing responses as well as a writing sample. For more information click here.