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Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize
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Frank Chapman Sharp
Frank Chapman Sharp
Image courtesy of the UW-Madison Archives, #S05476
The Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize was established in 1990 with funds donated by Eliot and Dorothy Sharp and several other members and friends of the Sharp family to honor the memory of Eliot's father. Frank Chapman Sharp was president of the Western Division of the APA in 1907-08 and was a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Wisconsin from 1893 until his retirement in 1936. Dr. Sharp was born in 1866 and died in 1943.

 

This prize is awarded to the best unpublished essay or monograph on the philosophy of war and peace submitted for the competition.

Frequency: Every other year in odd years

Award Amount: $1,500

Next Award: 2017

Next Deadline: March 15, 2017

Eligibility and Criteria

Authors must be members of the APA. Undergraduate entrants must be philosophy majors (or something close); graduate students must be enrolled in, or on leave from, a graduate program in philosophy.

Manuscripts should be between 7,500 and 75,000 words (between 30 and 300 double-spaced typed pages), and not published or committed for publication at the time of the award.

Questions may be directed to [email protected].

Submission Procedures

APA members are eligible to submit unpublished essays or monographs for the prize. Papers must be prepared for anonymous review. Any identifying references in the body and footnotes of the manuscript should be removed.

Only members may submit for this prize; please sign in to access the submission form.

Fill out the submission form.

Selection

The winning entry is selected by a committee of 3-6 members, appointed by the chair of the APA's committee on lectures, publications, and research (LPR), in consultation with LPR committee members.

Previous awardees

2015

Larry May (Vanderbilt University), "Humanity, Necessity, and the Rights of Soldiers"

2013

Michael Skerker (U.S. Naval Academy), Gunsoul: The Moral Status of Combatants

2011

Seth Lazar (University of Oxford), War and Associative Duties

2009

No award given

2007

Jeff McMahan, "The Morality and Law of War"

2005

Larry May, "War Crimes and Just Wars"

2003

James Bohman, "Punishment as an International Political Obligation: Crimes Against Humanity and the Enforceable Right to Membership"

2001

No award given

1999

Brian Orend, "A Theory of War Termination"

1997

David Rodin, "Self-Defense and War" (Published November 2002 as "War and Self-Defense.")

1995

No award given

1993

No award given

1991

Barry Gan, "Anti-Warism: A New Pacifist Perspective"

 

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