This is a preliminary announcement for a new visiting fellowship program at The University of Sydney. This program is associated with The Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science (SCFS), a new centre sponsoring research into the history and philosophy of science (further details below). Expressions of interest are encouraged from leading historians and philosophers of science (including the special sciences and medicine) at any career stage. It is anticipated that the first round of fellowships will be in 2007. A formal announcement and call for full applications will be made in a couple of months, when the details are finalised, but at this stage we are asking for expressions of interest.

It is expected that there will up to four fellowships per year, and each fellowship will come with a stipend of up to AUD 6,000. These fellowships will provide opportunities for academics on sabbatical from their home institution to spend a semester in an active and collegial research group (in a beautiful city!), to work with members of the SCFS and with other visiting fellows in the centre. The stipend is to help offset some of the relocation costs. The successful applicants will be expected to work on a specific research project that is of interest to members of the SCFS. One of the aims of the SCFS is to strengthen international links in history and philosophy of science, so expressions of interest from researchers outside Australia are particularly encouraged.

Expressions of interest, including a CV and a brief outline of the proposed research project should be sent to:

Mark Colyvan Director of the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry A14, Main Quadrangle University of Sydney Sydney, NSW, 2006 Australia Email: [email protected]


The SCFS is a new research centre, currently being established, at the University of Sydney. We will draw together researchers from philosophy, history, history and philosophy of science, science and medicine and we anticipate having research concentrations in and around philosophy of physics, philosophy of biology, philosophy of mathematics, history of early modern science, and history of medicine. Senior members of the SCFS include, Warwick Anderson, Guido Bacciagaluppi, Stephen Bartlett, Mark Colyvan, Stephen Garton, Stephen Gaukroger, Paul Griffiths, Jenann Ismael, and Huw Price. We also have a number of mid career and junior faculty, as well as several postdoctoral fellows and graduate students associated with the SCFS. It is envisaged that the SCFS will sponsor visiting speakers and various conferences as well as the above visiting fellows scheme. Details will appear on a dedicated website shortly.

I should add that this is a preliminary announcement being sent out in anticipation of the funding for this scheme being secured. Although we are confident that we will be able to secure the desired funding we reserve the right to decline to award fellowships in 2007 (or any subsequent year), for financial or other reasons

Feel free to pass this notice on to anyone who may be interested in visiting the SCFS in 2007.