The Rock Ethics Institute


Graduate Students

Graduate Assistants
Call for Applications
Deadline: March 2, 2015


The ninth annual meeting of Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) will take place from June 13 - June 22 with Graduate Students arriving on June 11, on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA.  At least three graduate students will assist Serene Khader, who will direct the Institute this year. In addition, one graduate assistant will come from the Penn State philosophy department. We expect that, as was the case in previous summers, the home institution of the other graduate assistants will fund their positions. (The philosophy departments of the University of Memphis, Binghamton University, Villanova University, Michigan State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, Stony Brook University, Dalhousie, American University, DePaul University, University of Oregon, University of Alberta, University of Washington, and University of Michigan generously supported PIKSI graduate assistants in 2006–2014.)

We invite those of you teaching in graduate programs to nominate graduate student assistants for PIKSI. The applications will be screened according to the graduate student’s accomplishments as a researcher, a teacher, and mentor; the relevance of her or his research to the topics of the institute; and the home institution’s willingness to fund the student (approximately $2500 to include travel, housing, and stipend).

Applications should include:

    • a cover letter from the graduate student which discusses why he or she would like to be a graduate assistant for PIKSI
    • the graduate student’s CV
    • a letter of support from a faculty member
    • documentation of institutional support, if available

Please e-mail complete applications by March 2, 2015, to:

Serene Khader

3315 Boylan Hall, Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY  11210

If you have any further questions please contact Eva Feder Kittay, PIKSI Board Chair, at, or Serene Khader, Director of PIKSI Summer 2015, at



A project made possible by the generous support of the Rock Ethics Institute, APA Board of Officers and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.