I request $10,000 for the development of a brief introductory textbook in the subject area of philosophy of science. Funding would support (a) one course reduction spring semester 2012, to allow focus upon text composition and research into student reception; (b) research materials; (c) travel to conference and research sites; (d) consultant’s compensation. This effort is a new direction insofar as I have not written a textbook in the past. I will engage the services of an Allegheny expert in human subjects research (Robert Hancock, Visiting Associate Professor, Psychology) to aid in the analysis of student response to the textbook. That aspect of the project will also be novel, as there is practically no tradition in the humanities of researching the reception of textbooks by students. A publishable text, to be fielded to presses in summer 2014, is the primary outcome of this initiative. The research is also likely to yield co-authored articles (with Hancock), to be placed in journals focused upon teaching. Project activity is expected to begin in 2013 with acquisition of research materials; the main body of work will be completed January 2014-July 2014.