Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Visits

Faculty Visits

The Carnegie Mellon Philosophy Department enjoys an unusual concentration in Formal Epistemology, covering the areas of:

  • Foundations of statistics
  • Formal methods in cognitive science
  • Game theory
  • Evolutionary game theory
  • Causal discovery
  • Formal learning theory
  • Foundations of computability
  • Proof search
We encourage scholars with relevant Ph.D. degrees to share our unique environment for a few weeks or for a term.  Visiting scholars have no formal duties, but are expected to give a lunchtime talk, to discuss research, and to contribute to the cultural life of the Center and Department.

The Center provides:

  • courtesy stipend  depending on length of stay (please inquire),
  • office space,
  • campus internet  and library access, including online journal access,
  • access to seminars and talks,
  • assistance in locating housing (inexpensive in Pittsburgh),
  • assistance with relevant visa appliations,
  • office support

Application process:

There is no deadline for submission of applications for Visiting Fellowships. However, Center Officers will begin review on March 1 all applications received for terms in the following year (September to April) and will notify applicants by April 15.

The Center will continue to accept applications for the coming year after December 15, provided that space remains. Interested applicants are encouraged to inquire.

An application contains:

  • A cover letter that indicates a Visiting Fellowship is sought and describes: the period of proposed residence at the Center; the source and amount of likely funding for your stay, and an estimate of travel costs.
  • A description of the project to be undertaken during residence (500-1000 words).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A sample of (or internet link to) your written work.
  • Letters of reference from two or three knowledgeable scholars.

Please send this information or any inquiries to:

Kevin T. Kelly, Director

Center for Formal Epistemology
Department of Philosophy
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213