Help me in my journey in mathematical philosophy

Sweta Khanal Start Date: Apr 17, 2018 - End Date: Aug 14, 2018
  • Munich, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany

My Travel Story

by: Sweta Khanal Start Date: Apr 17, 2018 - End Date: Aug 14, 2018
I have been accepted to a summer school for mathematical philosophy in Munich, Germany. Unfortunately, they do not provide funding and since I have been living off of my savings since going back to school last year, I don't have enough funds for the programme. However, the summer school is really important for me and my academic career. Besides being a great opportunity in and of itself, it's also important for me because:

1. due to my struggle with depression in my senior year of college, I went from a near 4.0 student to below 3.6 in a catastrophic dip within one year. Since then I have worked on myself, and held number of good jobs until I joined MA programme last year. However, I am not in a very competitive programme; it's in fact less rigorous than even my undergraduate degree. I'm taking this to be an opportunity to be okay with being back in academia again, which I always wanted to do but was scared of because of my experience in senior year. However, chances of being accepted to any good research programme from here is rather slim, especially since the school offers only one basic course in my area of interest. Getting a chance to go to this summer school could really change that. It with allow me a chance to network with researchers in my area of interest as well as learn a lot more about contemporary research than I would ever be able to do at my current school.

2. Graduate programme for mathematical philosophy at LMU is also one of my top choices, so this will be a perfect opportunity for me to actually get to know the professors and the research there.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me to get a leg-up in an academic space which already has very small representation of women. I hope you can help me in my journey.
  • Munich, Germany
  • Berlin, Germany