APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs (nomination deadline June 30, 2017)
The APA/PDC Prize recognizes philosophy departments, research centers, institutes, societies, publishers, and other organizations for creating programs that risk undertaking new initiatives in philosophy, and do so with excellence and success.
Article Prize (nomination deadline March 15, 2018)
The Article Prize is for the best article published by a younger scholar in the previous two years.
The Barwise Prize is for significant and sustained contributions to areas relevant to philosophy and computing.
Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship (submissions closed)
The Baumgardt Fellowship is for the support and dissemination of research in the field of ethics.
Berger Memorial Prize (nomination deadline June 15, 2018)
The Berger Prize is awarded to an outstanding published article in philosophy of law.
Book Prize (nomination deadline January 15, 2017)
The Book Prize is for the best book published by a younger scholar in the previous two years.
The Carus Lectures are a series of three lectures presented over three consecutive days in prominent sessions at a divisional meeting of the APA.
Joyce Mitchell Cook Award
The Joyce Mitchell Cook Award is a biennial award in honor of Joyce Mitchell Cook, the first black woman to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy in the United States, recognizing a book written by a trailblazing black woman philosopher.
Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize
The Danto/ASA Prize will be awarded to a member of the APA and the ASA for the best paper in the field of aesthetics, broadly understood.
Walter de Gruyter Stiftung Kant Lecture Series
The Walter de Gruyter Stiftung Kant Lecture Series is open to a broad approach to Kantian philosophy across the philosophical disciplines.
John Dewey Lectures
At each APA divisional meeting, the John Dewey Lecture is given by a prominent and senior (typically retired) American philosopher who is invited to reflect, broadly and in an autobiographical spirit, on philosophy in America.
Edinburgh Fellowship (application deadline December 15, 2016)
The APA sponsors one visiting research fellowship per year at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.
Essay Prize in Latin American Thought (submission deadline June 5, 2017)
The Essay Prize in Latin American Thought is awarded to the author of the best unpublished, English-language, philosophical essay in Latin American thought.
Joseph B. Gittler Award (nomination deadline March 15, 2017)
The Joseph B. Gittler Award is given for an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences.
Jean Hampton Prize
The Jean Hampton Prize is awarded to a philosopher at a junior career stage whose paper is accepted for the Pacific Division meeting.
William James Prize
The Eastern Division awards the William James Prize to the best paper in the area of American philosophy that is both (a) written by a philosopher who received the Ph.D. within five years of the beginning of the calendar year in which the paper is submitted, or is a graduate student, and (b) accepted for inclusion in the Eastern Division program by the program committee through the normal process of anonymous-reviewing.
Journal of Value Inquiry Prize (submission deadline February 28, 2017)
The Journal of Value Inquiry Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work in philosophy by a non-academically affiliated philosopher.
Gregory Kavka/UCI Prize in Political Philosophy (nomination deadline May 31, 2019)
The Gregory Kavka/UCI Prize in Political Philosophy is awarded to the author of a paper in a refereed journal, an original book chapter or an original essay published in a collection with a multiplicity of contributors, from any area of political philosophy and political theory.
Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prizes (nominations closed)
The Dr. Martin R. Lebowitz and Eve Lewellis Lebowitz Prizes are high honors for philosophical achievement and contribution. Each year at the Lebowitz Prize symposium at an APA divisional meeting, the two prize winners present lectures offering contrasting views on an important philosophical issue of current interest. The winners also receive a substantial monetary award.
Prometheus Prize This prize has been temporarily suspended.
The Prometheus Prize honors a distinguished philosopher in recognition of his or her lifetime contribution to ‘expanding the frontiers of research in philosophy and science.’
Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest (nomination deadline April 15, 2017)
The Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest is for the best opinion-editorials published by philosophers.
Philip L. Quinn Prize
The Philip L. Quinn Prize is awarded in recognition of service to philosophy and philosophers, broadly construed.
The Patrick Romanell Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on the topic of philosophical naturalism.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize (nomination deadline April 30, 2017)
The Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize recognizes the scholarly work of adjunct professors.
The Josiah Royce Lectureship is on the philosophy of mind.
Sanders Book Prize (nomination deadline January 31, 2017)
The Sanders Book Prize is awarded to the best book in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition published in English in the previous five-year period.
Sanders Graduate Student Awards
These prizes are awarded to each of the three best papers in mind, metaphysics, epistemology, or ethics submitted for the annual APA Eastern Division meeting by graduate students.
The Sanders Lecture is presented annually at a divisional meeting of the APA on a topic in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, or epistemology that engages the analytic tradition.
Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education (nomination deadline February 15, 2017)
The Israel Scheffler Prize in Philosophy of Education will be awarded for a book or a connected set of three or more papers on a topic in philosophy of education, broadly construed.
Schutz Lecture This prize has been temporarily suspended.
The Alfred Schutz Lecture in social philosophy or the philosophy of the human sciences is given by a philosopher with distinction in one of these fields, with preference for work that employs phenomenological or humanistic approaches in the analysis of society or social phenomena.
Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize (submission deadline March 15, 2017)
The Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize is awarded to the best unpublished essay or monograph on the philosophy of war and peace.
The APA is always open to new prizes and fellowships. If you are interested in creating a new prize, please review our information on Establishing New Prizes.