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The UNC Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the Balter Undergraduate Diversity Fellowships in Philosophy. The goal of the Fellowships is to foster a more inclusive environment in the Philosophy Department’s undergraduate programs, and to create space for a diverse range of people, perspectives, topics, and problems to receive increased attention and support within the Department.

Successful applicants will be named Balter Fellows for the Spring 2022 term, and will receive a stipend of $1,500. Balter Fellows will be invited guests at the Balter Distinguished Lecture in March, and will have an opportunity in the Spring term to develop a new funded initiative which will contribute to the diversity of the Department’s undergraduate programs.

Applications will consist of 1) A brief statement of a philosophical question or problem that the applicant would like to explore; 2) A brief explanation of the ways in which diverse perspectives, approaches, or techniques might help to address the question or problem; 3) A suggestion of one or two Spring 2022 Philosophy courses that would help the applicant to explore the question or problem; and 4) A current CV.

Parts 1-3 of the application can consist of either a document not exceeding 1000 words, or a recorded video of the applicant not exceeding 4 minutes. The CV should be in Word or pdf format.

The application deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021, at 5pm. Please address all inquiries and application materials to Prof. Matthew Kotzen, Philosophy Department Chair,