Dear ISHPSSB Student Members,

We wanted to make sure everyone is aware of two events for students at ISHPSSB and that the deadline for the Student Travel Support is a week away— MARCH 21! More details about both will follow closer to the time. We are looking forward to seeing you in Montreal this summer! 

(1) Early Career Scholar Mentoring Lunch

Tuesday, 7 July, lunch break

This lunch meeting will give students a chance to meet with established scholars to get advice and feedback on topics such as navigating the job market, interdisciplinary publishing, and collaborations between biology and its history and philosophy. More details about the available mentors and format will follow as the conference approaches. 

NOTE: The lunch is scheduled for the first hour of a 2-hour recess, so it will not overlap with scheduled sessions. 

(2) Graduate Student Member General Meeting

Wednesday, 8 July, lunch break

We will circulate a more detailed agenda closer to the time. The meeting is an opportunity for student members to give feedback regarding the student travel support funding and reimbursement process. Another important order of business will be electing our 2015-2017 Graduate Representative. If you are interested in nominating for the position, please email Lynn at [log in to unmask]

NOTE: This meeting is again during a 2-hour lunch recess, so will not overlap with scheduled sessions. 

(3) Student Travel Support

The deadline for receipt of complete applications is March 21, 2015. This deadline is firm: NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please download the form from the website: Please read the webpage carefully for details regarding the travel support. The following is an excerpt: 

For your application to be considered complete, you must 
(i) provide documentation of your travel costs (copy of receipt, travel agent quote, screen shot from airline website or site such as Expedia or Travelocity, etc.) based on best available fare, and 
(ii) ensure that your graduate advisor sends an email to [log in to unmask], confirming the amount and source of any additional financial support you have available and that you are currently enrolled as a full-time graduate student in good standing.

Send applications and supporting documentation to Laura Perini, ISHPSSB Treasurer: via email attachment to [log in to unmask]; via fax to Department of Philosophy, Pomona College (909) 621-8540, or by regular mail to Laura Perini, Department of Philosophy, 551 N. College Ave, Claremont CA 91711, USA.

The Travel Support Committee will process the applications and notify applicants of the results by mid-April. To receive your award, you will be required to submit a completed reimbursement form and original travel receipts (including all boarding passes) within one month following the conference.

 (4) Accommodation: Share a room! 

 The Student Advisory Committee would like to remind everyone that you can find people to share a ride or a room or set a time/place for an informal, unofficial gathering through the ISHPSSB 2015 Bulletin Board:

All the best,
Lynn Chiu (ISHPSSB Graduate Representative), Nina Atanasova, Ann-Sophie Barwich, and Emily Parke (Student Advisory Committee members)