LEAD Research Network



Call for Applications



Date: April 20 ‒ 24th , 2015.

Location: Tuebingen, Germany

Deadline for Application: 15th February 2015

Faculty will include

Rüdiger Bittner (Bielefeld)

Gergely Csibra (CEU)

Anthony Dickinson (Cambridge)

Katerina Fotopoulou (UCL)

Martin Giese (CIN Tübingen)

Thor Grünbaum (Copenhagen)

Patrick Haggard (UCL)

Matthias Haase (Leipzig)

James Kilner (UCL)

Doug Lavin (Harvard/UCL/Leipzig)

Axel Lindner (HIH Tübingen)

Agnes Moors (Leuven)

Bence Nanay (Antwerp)

Lucy O’Brien (UCL)

Elisabeth Pacherie (CNRS/Jean Nicod)

Lorenzo Pia (Torino)

Wolfgang Prinz (MPI)

Johannes Roessler (Warwick)

Peter Railton (Michigan)

Andrea Scarantino (Georgia State/Osnabrueck)

Simone Schütz-Bosbach (Erlangen)

Hong Yu Wong (CIN Tübingen)

Wayne Wu (Carnegie Mellon)


Action is a complex phenomenon at the heart of human cognition. Progress in understanding action requires that we take an interdisciplinary approach integrating different perspectives from Philosophy, Psychology and Neuroscience.

The purpose of this summer school is to train a new generation of young philosophers and scientists of action with interdisciplinary skills. By bringing together leading proponents of the major theoretical perspectives on action in Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience, it will provide students and junior researchers with an unparalleled opportunity to think across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and draw novel connections between theory and data.

For more information: http://www.cinphilosophyandneuroscience.uni-tuebingen.de/about.php

Application Procedure

The Philosophy of Neuroscience Group at the University of Tuebingen, Germany (http://www.cin.uni-tuebingen.de/research/wong.php) in collaboration with the Forum Scientiarum at the University of Tuebingen invites advanced graduate students and junior researchers (no more than 5 years from having completed their PhD) from any of the mentioned fields and who are interested in interdisciplinary exchange to apply.

Application: Please send a CV and a 500-word letter expressing your interest in and intended contributions to the summer school. Please submit both the CV and the letter of interest as a single document (Word or PDF attachment). Note that there may be a poster session during the summer school. Please also indicate in your application whether you would be interested in presenting a poster, prepared prior to attending the summer school.

Deadline: The completed application is due by February 15th, 2015. A letter of admission will reach successful applicants within 7 days after the deadline. Applications should be sent to action.in.tuebingen@gmail.com.

Funding: We seek to facilitate the participation of competent students from all over the world. Partial compensation for travel/accommodation may be available. If interested in compensation, please indicate that in a separate document with the relevant details.

ECTS/ Credits: The Summer School aims at being an integral part of the University teaching scheme in Philosophy, Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. Please indicate on your application whether you want to take the Summer School for credit. Arrangements can be made accordingly.

Generously funded by:

The Institutional Strategy of the University of Tuebingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63) and the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)

In cooperation with:

The Forum Scientiarum (http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/einrichtungen/zentrale-einrichtungen/forum-scientiarum.html)