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Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship Fund

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Since 1975, the American Philosophical Association has administered the David Baumgardt Memorial Fellowship for the support and dissemination of research in the field of ethics. Competition for this fellowship is open to candidates of any nationality, working in any country, whose research has some bearing on the philosophical interests of the late David Baumgardt. Broadly speaking, these interests were in the examination and comparison of types of morality associated with strong cultural and religious traditions, such as Judaism and Christianity, or based on certain contrasting principles (for example, love and justice on the one hand, power or forgiveness on the other).


Frequency: Every 3 years

Next Award: 2017

Award Amount: $10,000

Next deadline: November 1, 2016


Baumgardt Fellows are to be APA members. (This membership may be arranged after the winner is selected.)


Prospective candidates should read the statement below that has been prepared by the association, giving a more precise idea of Baumgardt's philosophical interests. If, after reading the statement, they consider their own research to be sufficiently close in spirit to Baumgardt's intentions, they should write a letter describing this research and show how the fellowship would assist them in writing or completing a work, some or all of which might suitably be presented as a series of two or three public lectures, to be known as the Baumgardt Memorial Lectures. They should arrange to submit two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the head of the appropriate division (for example, an academic department, research library, etc.) of the institution at which the lectures will be delivered. The candidate need not be formally affiliated with this institution, but its willingness to sponsor the lectures will be a condition of the award and should be stated in the letter. A current copy of the candidate's CV should also be submitted.

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All material must be submitted as a single PDF file.

Fill out the submission form. 

Selection Process

The winner of the fellowship will be chosen by the committee on international cooperation, and announced in the spring of 2017. The lectures should be given in 2017 or 2018.

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