The Aim: To raise money to support graduate students from elsewhere to visit the Northern Institute of Philosophy and to support Northern Institute of Philosophy graduate students to visit other institutions. This is in line with a general mission of the Institute to support early career philosophers to develop their interests and skills through collaboration and philosophical interactions. The costs of such visits and exchanges are seldom adequately provided for in the budgets of grant giving authorities, and philosophy departments, even when in principle willing to support research-related travel by graduate students, are less and less able to do so. The hope is to build a Trust Fund at NIP to enable NIP to provide such support as a part of the regular working routine of the Institute.
The Philosophical Edge Each night of the approximately 20-day journey, Crispin will answer — or anyway address — a philosophical (or not) question chosen by the votes of you, the benefactors.
You can see the full list of questions (and make donations) here: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/philosophy/nip/page?id=39