Ph.D. Study

I am able to supervise dissertation projects in the core areas of the lab: the philosophy of biology, history and philosophy of science with a strong biological focus, and digital humanities and philosophy. More remote topics are possible, but would depend on an alignment of interests and the availability of other faculty and resources at UCLouvain.

Requirements for entering the UCLouvain doctorate and the competition for obtaining funding are quite difficult, and as such I normally discourage students from pursuing a doctorate here, except in case of specific calls for applications (see below). Students coming from North America must, in most cases, have an independent master’s degree before arriving, which is rare. Students coming from outside Belgium must have finished their master’s degree to be eligible for any of the following funding sources. Arriving with such a source of funding is usually required, as there is no financing from the university’s doctoral school as there would be in North American universities.

Grant Programs

There are permanent programs that allow you to obtain your own funding, and to customize your project in consultation with me. If you meet the conditions of any of the grants below, please get in touch.

  • Each year, we can apply for exactly one grant via the internal research fund known as FSR, although these proposals from our group have been extremely unsuccessful.
  • If you are a Belgian student who has completed, or will complete this year, an M120 master, it is possible for you to apply for an FNRS FRESH – Fonds pour la recherche en sciences humaines grant.
  • If you are a Canadian student who wants to work on ethics of technology or environmental ethics, it is possible for you to apply for a grant from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Doctoral Positions

All positions that open in the lab will be advertised here on the website, as well as the usual channels (such as PHILOS-L, PHILOS-NL, and philJobs).

Current Openings

none at the moment – watch this space

Past Openings