A generous stipendiary MA fellowship is available for an MA Fellowship
in Cognitive Science / Philosophy Track starting in early March 2020.
This opportunity exists as part of an
interdisciplinary philosophical project on the theoretical foundations of cognitive science with
an emphasis on the nature of physical computation, and computational
explanation in the cognitive sciences.
The fellowship is offered at
the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences under the supervision of
Dr. Nir Fresco (and co-supervision by Prof Oron Shagrir) thanks to an ISF grant
awarded to Prof. Shagrir at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (830/18
'The Indeterminacy of Computation'). The exact topic is up to the student,
but it should relate to the topic of
the grant. Interdisciplinary engagement (e.g. with psychology and/or neuroscience) will be
integral to the project.
The student should enrol to the MA
programme at the Department of Brain & Cognitive
Sciences (https://in.bgu.ac.il/bcs/Pages/MAprogram.aspx). The stipend is renewable
annually subject to satisfactory performance.
The opportunity is open to excellent
students with formal training in
analytic philosophy holding a BA or
BSc degree in computer science, cognitive science, psychology or philosophy.
Candidates from a well ranked public institution with a score of
85% and above will be considered. Preference will
be given to those whose final degree classification is awarded as First Class or High Distinction.
Candidates should be prepared to participate in regular meetings and discussion
groups also pertaining to the project. The MA programme
requires regular presence at Ben-Gurion University, but living in Beer
Sheva is not required.
Please email your application consisting of the following usual documents:
-- a cover letter;
-- a CV;
-- copies of formal
transcripts of the BA/BSc degree
-- a writing sample
-- a proposed project outline for
the Master's thesis (max. 2 pages)
Candidates are encouraged to email me (at nfresco-at-bgu.ac.il)
prior to submitting their application.
Deadline for applying: 29/2/2020.
Applications would be evaluated on a rolling basis
until the vacancy is filled.