I am currently making a significant shift in my research. My area of specialization since graduate school has been history of philosophy. I am now making a full shift to study of contemporary problems in philosophy of mind and philosophy of psychology, with special emphasis on issues concerning the senses (sight, touch, etc.). Not only will I be reading different authors and writing different sorts of papers; I will also be establishing new professional contacts with philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. My hope is that I will be able to make such connections at upcoming conferences on topics central to my concerns. As it turns out, there are four conferences this coming year that fit perfectly with my interests. The cost of attending these conferences is significant, and I will only be able to do so with generous support.