UPSS Biennial Meeting Session


PSA Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Scholar Program



PSA Biennial Meeting UPSS Session

All UPSS scholars participating in the UPSS Mentoring Program who are current graduate students or within 3 years of receiving their PhD are eligible to submit a paper for presentation in the UPSS Session at the PSA Biennial Meeting. UPSS scholars work with their mentors to refine a paper for presentation on any topic in the philosophy of science. If you do not yet have a mentor, please click here, and indicate that you would also like assistance developing a talk to present at the PSA Biennial Meeting.

Co-authored papers are permitted only if all co-authors are participants in the UPSS Mentoring Program. Papers co-authored with an UPSS mentor are only allowed if the mentee is the first author and PSA session presenter.

Submissions must include a 1,000-word abstract, not including references. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review. A second, short abstract of no more than 100 words should also be submitted for inclusion in the PSA program if accepted. The UPSS Session submission form also asks you to provide a brief diversity statement explaining how your participation would contribute to increasing diversity and advancing the mission of the UPSS Initiative.  

Abstracts will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the UPSS Committee. For PSA 2020/2021, the subcommittee consists of Kareem Khalifa, Soazig Le Bihan, and Anjan Chakravartty. 

The top three submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation at the biennial meeting.