APA board requests proposals for diversity and inclusiveness grants
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
Today I am proud to announce that the American Philosophical
Association, in keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s
longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic
diversity, has dedicated up to $20,000 in the 2014-2015 academic year to fund
initiatives focused on this important issue.
The APA board
of officers now requests proposals aiming to increase the presence and
participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT people, people with
disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented
groups in philosophy. APA members are invited to submit proposals for funding
to be disbursed in the first half of calendar year 2015.
Proposals totaling approximately $10,000 or $20,000 are
encouraged, as the board anticipates funding either one $20,000 project or two
$10,000 projects. Proposals for $20,000 projects are encouraged to include an
alternate project description and budget at the $10,000 level.
Proposals for both one-time and multi-year grants (three
years maximum) will be accepted. Though the APA normally prefers to provide
seed funding to new projects, established programs, including those that have
previously received funding from the APA, are also invited to apply.
The board of officers will review proposals and make funding
decisions in November 2014, so we recommend proposed projects commence no
earlier than January 1, 2015. Funding decisions will be announced no later than
For more information, including details on how to apply, see
RFP on the APA website.
All the best,
Amy E. Ferrer