2017 Applications are Closed

Applications for PIKSI 2018 will open in the fall of 2017.

What you’ll need to complete the application


Your Contact Information

Name, email, address, & phone


Your Demographic Information

Racial/Ethnic Heritage, gender, identity, first generation college student


Your Education Information

College/University affiliation, major, GPA, high school, awards & recognition


An Essay Response to Two Questions

1. Identify a piece of philosophical writing that you read in a class or on your own that was especially meaningful to you, and explain why. (max. 300 words)

2. What would you hope to gain from, and to contribute to, this Institute, and how do you envision philosophy fitting into your life in the future? (max 300 words)


Which PIKSI Program You'd Like to Attend

PIKSI Rock (June 21 – 30) or PIKSI Boston (June 20-27)


Two References

One faculty member who is a sponsor, who would agree to advise you if you choose to go on to graduate school, and one from another individual


Accompanying Documents

You will need transcripts from current & previous institutions and a philosophy writing sample

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