I did this years ago and found it very beneficial, so I recommend it to junior philosophers out there:

NEH Summer Seminar
10 June-12 July 2013
Washington University in St Louis

Sixteen participants will be chosen from among eligible applicants interested in metaphysical issues that arise in the philosophy of mind. Early sessions of the seminar will be devoted to discussion of fundamental metaphysical themes including the nature of properties, causality, laws of nature, powers, and qualities. Later sessions will be devoted to discussion of metaphysical themes of special interest to participants.

The Seminar will include appearances by E. J. Lowe (Durham), Graham Oddie (Colorado), and Alyssa Ney (Rochester), who will discuss their work in the broader metaphysical context. Ample time will be allowed for participants to pursue individual projects on Seminar-related topics.

Seminar stipend: $3,900.

Application deadline: 4 March 2013

For more information, please visit the seminar website:

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