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Information on opportunities for students to present and publish their research, as well as about fellowships, seminars and training programs can be found below. Most of these opportunities are outside of Northeastern and have application deadlines. Information on extracurricular programs and experiential opportunities within the Department of Philosophy and Religion can be found here.  

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as manuscript reviewers.

Stance reviewers hone their writing, researching, and analysis skills by evaluating original papers by some of the world’s most talented undergraduate scholars. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. A letter of recommendation from a professor who is familiar with the student’s philosophical abilities is required.

Stance has two types of manuscript reviewers. “External Reviewers” evaluate two or three manuscripts, typically in late January or early February. “Assistant Editorial Board Members” serve on our major review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members consider approximately 20 -30 papers in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review and are guided by an experienced Stance staff member. Reviewers are credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, please visit and follow the instructions provided on the Call for Reviewers.

Please contact us at with any questions you may have.

Emmanuel College’s Third Annual Philosophy | Boston Undergraduate Philosophy Conference

This year’s conference will have a theme: Centering New Voices in Philosophy

Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 27, 2021

Conference Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021

All submissions should be approximately 3,000 words and suitable for a 20-minute Presentation.Please prepare submissions for blind review and include a 200-word abstract.

For more information or to submit a paper,email us:

Call for Papers- Episteme Journal of Undergraduate Philosophy

Accepting Submissions until March 5th

Episteme is a student-run journal that aims to recognize and encourage excellence in undergraduate philosophy by providing examples of some of the best work currently being done in undergraduate philosophy programs. Episteme is published under the auspices of Denison University’s Department of Philosophy. Beginning in 2011, the journal is also being published at, using a Creative Commons license.

This coming edition of Episteme will be our 32nd volume and we are looking for especially exceptional papers to publish. The editors would like to encourage all undergraduate students to submit a paper in any area of philosophy. Papers are evaluated according to the following criteria: quality of research, depth of philosophic inquiry, creativity, original insight and clarity. Submissions to be considered for the 32nd volume (May 2021) should adhere to the following stipulations:

1. Be a maximum of 5,000 words, a minimum of 2,000 words.

2. Combine research and original insight.

3. Include a cover sheet that provides the following information: author’s name, mailing address (current and permanent), email address, telephone number, college or university name, title of submission and word count.

4. Include a “Works Cited” page in the Chicago Manual of Style format. Please use endnotes rather than footnotes.

5. To allow for a blind review process, the author’s name should not appear on the submission itself.

6. Submissions should be sent electronically, formatted for Microsoft Word.

7. More than one article per author will not be accepted for review.

8. Please be courteous; submit each paper to only one journal.

Submissions to be considered for May 2021 publication must be received by midnight, Friday, March 5th, 2021. Please send papers and cover sheets to

Questions should be submitted to the Editors (

The Tulane Journal is an internationally-recognized undergraduate publication focusing on student research in politics, economics, and public health. Submitted articles are reviewed by an 50-person faculty-review panel, and those that are accepted are published in print and online, as well as indexed in a variety of online sources such as Google Scholar. We are officially partnered with the Tulane Departments of Political Science and Economics, the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, and the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) Societies of the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics.


To learn more, go to


If you are aware of any students at Northeastern University who would be interested in submitting their research, please direct them to

Diversity institutes support students from groups underrepresented in the discipline of philosophy as they hone their philosophical interests, become part of a community, and gain insight into the graduate admissions process. Further details about each institute, including eligibility and application requirements, may be found on the APA page listing summer undergraduate diversity institutes in philosophy. Though these institutes are typically residential programs that occur at university campuses, most institutes will be held virtually this year.

The following diversity institutes will host a program in summer 2021:

Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI)-Rock — June 3–June 11, 2021

Cultivating Underrepresented Students in Philosophy (CUSP) — June 6–June 11, 2021

Pittsburgh Summer Program (PSP) — July 12–16, 2021

  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. The program may switch to a virtual format if deemed necessary.
  • Applications are due March 1, 2020.

Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy (SIDP) — July 19–July 23, 2021

  • Virtual
  • Applications will open February 1, 2021, and will be due April 26, 2021.

Philosophy of Law Undergraduate Summer School at Cornell (PLUSS) — June 13–June 19, 2021

  • Virtual
  • The application deadline has been extended to February 1, 2021.

UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy (SPWP) — July 19–July 29, 2021

The UCLA Journal of Religion is now accepting submissions for our 2021 publication!


The deadline to submit is Friday, March 19th 2021; please reach out if you have any questions or concerns regarding our submissions or review process and I would be more than happy to provide additional information, and/or visit our website at



Morgan Bensky

Submissions Executive and Editor at UCLA Journal of Religion

We are writing to call your attention to two excellent opportunities at Yale for current or recent undergraduates from under-represented groups who may be considering graduate study in an area of Religious Studies/the Study of Religion.

First, the Religious Studies Department at Yale is happy to participate in the ESI Prep program which is open to recent college graduates who have a strong desire to pursue graduate work in some area of Religious Studies but who may not yet be ready to enter into a doctoral program. Successful applicants for this program would spend an academic year at Yale and would, in addition to other benefits, receive a stipend to cover living expenses and tuition for one or more graduate-level courses over two semesters.  ESI Prep students would choose a mentor from within the Religious Studies Department faculty and would be welcomed into the Religious Studies Department community.  For details on the ESI Prep program go to this website:


Second, the Religious Studies Department is also happy to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program which provides current undergraduates with the opportunity to learn about the kind of work one can expect to do in graduate school in Religious Studies. Successful applicants interested in any field of Religious Studies would spend eight weeks in June and July at Yale and would work closely with a faculty mentor. During their time at Yale, the student would conduct research on a topic of their choosing in a field of Religious Studies and would produce a paper. For details on the SURF program, go to this website:


For more information, on either of these programs, you are encouraged to contact Noreen Khawaja (, the acting Director of Graduate Studies for the department in spring 2021.

The Texas Tech Philosophy Department is now accepting applications for its Master of Arts Program in philosophy.


Our M.A. students are regularly admitted to some of the best PhD programs in philosophy including most recently NYU, Rutgers, and Pittsburgh. Recent placement can seen on our website here:


We are able to offer students generous funding packages. Teaching Assistantships are provided to almost all of our graduate students which include tuition and fee waivers that cover more than 80% of tuition and fees as well as a stipend of an additional $13,000 a year. Additional fellowships of up to $5,000 may also be available as well.


For financial aid purposes, US students should fill out a FAFSA form as early as possible. For full consideration, all other applications materials should be received by Feb 15th, though applications are still accepted and considered on a rolling basis after this. Further nformation about our program can be found on our website here: as well as the below link.


Please contact Dr. Daniel Nathan at, Director of Graduate Admissions, with any questions.


The University of Idaho’s undergraduate journal of philosophy, The Hemlock, is looking to accept paper submissions for its 18th edition. Submissions from all areas of philosophical inquiry and from all institutions are welcome.

  • .PDF or .docx (word) format only

  • Include a works cited page

  • 2000-4000 words (submissions slightly outside of this range are welcome)

  • <200 word abstract

The Hemlock is double-blind peer-reviewed. All authors whose papers are accepted for peer review will receive ample and constructive feedback. The top papers from peer review will be either accepted for publication or returned to the author for one opportunity to revise and resubmit the manuscript. We strive to maintain clear and prompt communication with all those interested in our journal.

The deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2021.

Please send all submissions to, and do not hesitate to reach out to this address with questions about the journal. See here for a flyer with this information.

Structure is William & Mary’s undergraduate journal of metaphysics and ontology. We define these subjects broadly, aiming to include work from any tradition and topic which engages with the nature of things, the meaning of being, or generally ‘what is’.


What are we looking for in papers?

1. Topics: These topics, and ones like them, are ones we have in mind:

  • Contemporary issues in metaphysics and ontology.
  • History of metaphysics and ontology.
    • Applications of metaphysics and ontology to other topics or specific phenomena.

2. Length: Minimum 2,500 words.

3. Format: Any citation or text formatting is acceptable. The accepted papers will be adjusted afterwards.

Email your paper, prepared for blind review, along with an abstract (max. 300 words) to by 2/1/2021!

Ethics in Action


Dates: April 9-11, 2021
Location: Online, via Microsoft Teams


Deadline for Submissions: February 1st, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: by March 1st, 2021


Any paper that relates to the theme of ethics in action, broadly construed, will be considered. Topics might include, but are not limited to, trends in ethics, interpersonal ethics, social ethics, ethics within and across disciplines and specialties, the intersection of ethics and politics, applied and professional ethics, metaethics, and ethical theory.


This year’s conference will also feature a special stream for presentations related to the topic of “The Crisis of American Democracy.”


We hope to have an interdisciplinary event and welcome submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, and professional philosophers, as well as from a range of fields including philosophy, law, public policy, business, medicine, history, religious studies, political science, social science, or related fields. Submissions from active scientists, researchers, or practitioners are also welcome, particularly insofar as those presentations could complement the theme of the conference. We also especially welcome proposals from women and minorities, and are committed to making this year’s conference inclusive and welcoming to all.


**There will be a prize package for the best undergraduate paper.**

**There will be a prize package for the best graduate student paper.**


To submit a paper for consideration, please submit an extended abstract of up to 500 words. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. Please submit abstracts as .doc, .docx, or .pdf, below.

Final papers should be suitable for a 20-30 minute presentation. Presentations should aim to be accessible and lively as part of constructive, collaborative, informal sessions.


Keynote Speaker:
Derrick Darby, Rutgers University

Please visit for more details or to submit.

STANCE seeks original philosophical essays authored by current undergraduates concerning any philosophical topic. Length: 1500 and 3500 words (footnotes may extend the word limit 500 words at most). Papers should avoid unnecessary technicality and strive to be accessible to the widest possible audience without sacrificing clarity or rigor. Manuscripts are evaluated on the following criteria: depth of inquiry, quality of research/academic rigor, creativity, lucidity, struggle, significance, and, most importantly, originality.

Submit here:

For complete information about Stance:

Inquiries to: