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APA Grants and Prizes Deadline Reminders

Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Linda Nuoffer
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The American Philosophical Association is fortunate to be able to sponsor and co-sponsor a number of prizes, as well as to offer grant funding. The deadlines for some of these opportunities are quickly approaching:

June 5 — Submission deadline for the 2018 Essay Prize in Latin American Thought

The APA committee on Hispanics sponsors the annual Essay Prize in Latin American Thought, which is awarded to the author of the best unpublished, English-language, philosophical essay in Latin American thought. Eligible essays must contain original arguments and broach philosophical topics clearly related to the experiences of Hispanic Americans and Latino/as. The winner will receive $500 and the winning essay will be published in the APA Newsletter on Hispanic/Latino Issues in Philosophy.

June 15 — Nomination deadline for the 2019 Berger Memorial Prize

The Berger Memorial Prize in the philosophy of law, established by the APA in memory of Professor Fred Berger of the University of California at Davis, is awarded every other year in odd years. The prize was made possible by gifts to the APA from Professor Berger's friends, relatives, and colleagues following his untimely death in 1986. The prize is awarded for an outstanding published article in philosophy of law by a member of the association.

June 30 — Nomination deadline for the 2018 APA/PDC Prize

The APA and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) established this annual prize in 1999 to recognize 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. It honors these programs so they may inspire and influence others to follow their lead.

June 30 — Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding

Small Grant Fund

Each year, the APA's small grant fund, financed by the Eastern Division, makes up to $25,000 in grants of normally no more than $5,000 each. The board of officers considers applications for these grants each year at its fall meeting in November. See past projects supported by the small grant fund.

2018–2019 Diversity and Inclusiveness Funding

In keeping with its mission and goals and the association’s longstanding commitment to addressing philosophy’s serious lack of demographic diversity, the APA board of officers has committed up to $20,000 in the 2018–2019 academic year to fund initiatives focused on this important issue.


Please note that to be eligible for these prizes and to apply for APA grant funding, one must be a member of the APA. If you have not already renewed your membership, please take a moment to do so now. We look forward to receiving your prize submissions, prize nominations, and/or grant applications.

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