Whoohoo! I was recently informed that I received a Scholar's Award fellowship from the National Science Foundation to pursue a project I proposed entitled 'Case Studies for a General Account of Biological Kinds' in which I will (as implied by the title!) be looking at a variety of case studies in the biological sciences which I can use to subject my account of natural kinds to detailed scrutiny. I'd reprint the revised abstract here, but my computer is packed. . . .
Anyway, I'll no doubt post more about this in due course, but it looks like the 2010-11 academic year will be dedicated to this research project. And the nice thing is that I'll have a year to plan what I'm going to do!