HOPOS 2018 will incorporate a mentoring program for junior scholars. Details are below as follows:

HOPOS Mentoring Program

The goal of the HOPOS mentoring program is to help junior scholars to receive feedback on their paper. Each mentee will be matched with a mentor in their field of research, who will give advice on how to turn their HOPOS conference paper into a writing sample for job applications and/or a paper to be submitted to a journal. We cannot guarantee that every applicant will be matched up, and priority will be given to mentees from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

For prospective mentees:

When you are notified that your abstract has been accepted, you will be sent a link to a form to fill out, indicating that you wish to be matched with a mentor, which will have to be returned within two weeks. The form will also ask you to indicate whether you belong to any underrepresented groups in philosophy. Doing so is, of course, optional, but we will be using that information to prioritize our mentoring assignments. While we will do our best to match you with a mentor who has competence in the subject matter of your paper, a perfect match can obviously not be guaranteed. If you do not feel comfortable with the mentor you are assigned, please inform Dr. Audrey Yap (University of Victoria) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate the change.

For prospective mentors:

When you are notified that your abstract has been accepted, you will be sent a link to a form to fill out, indicating that you wish to mentor a junior scholar, which will have to be returned within two weeks. Mentees are responsible for sending full paper drafts to their mentors by May 1, 2018. There will be time set aside on the conference program for paper discussions, but you are of course welcome to arrange alternate times to meet at your convenience. While we will do our best to match mentors and mentees with the same areas of interest, it may not be entirely possible to do so. If you do not feel comfortable with the mentoring assignment you are given, please inform Dr. Audrey Yap (University of Victoria) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate the change.

Please note that the scope of this mentorship program is limited to the development of a single paper for publication. Mentors should not feel obligated to provide professional guidance beyond this, and should not be asked to do so unless they explicitly indicate their willingness for such a thing.

Space will be reserved in the HOPOS journal for a subset of the papers from this program. Those papers that most successfully undergo revisions through the program will be selected for peer review. However, in order to be considered for publication, these papers must be submitted for peer review by August 15, 2018.