CFA: 5th Annual CEPPA Graduate Conference

Submission deadline: March 31, 2023

Conference date(s):
May 30, 2023 - May 31, 2023

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This event is available both online and in-person

Conference Venue:

CEPPA, University of St Andrews
St Andrews, United Kingdom

Topic areas


The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (CEPPA) is now accepting submissions for the 5th Annual CEPPA Graduate Conference at the University of St Andrews. The event will be held in-person with the option to join online. The submissions should broadly fit into the scope of CEPPA's research programme, i.e., ethics, moral, political and applied social philosophy. The centre’s current projects are:

  • Effective Altruism
  • The Future of Work and Income
  • Knowledge, Democracy, and Public Discourse
  • Virtue and Character
  • Human Rights
  • Blame and Responsibility
  • Philosophy and Education

Confirmed keynote speaker(s):

Dr Barry Maguire (University of Edinburgh)

Senior Lecturer in philosophy

Dr Lucy McDonald (University of Cambridge)

Junior Research Fellow in philosophy at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge

Submission requirements

If you wish to apply, please submit an abstract of between 500-1000 words (not counting references or the reference list). The abstract should be in PDF form, be prepared for blind review and have the word count included. It should be sent to [email protected] by 11.59 pm (GMT) on 31 March, 2023. Please specify your affiliation, current position/qualifications, and the general area(s) of your talk (submitters don't need to mention any of the ongoing projects at CEPPA). Papers should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 25 minutes. We expect to send out notifications of acceptance sometime in the second half of April.


We welcome submissions from postgraduate students at any stage in their studies (except those currently enrolled at the University of St Andrews) and encourage submissions from members of underrepresented groups in particular. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group, feel free to include this information in your email (not in the PDF). 

Individuals who have finished their PhD are welcome to apply provided they submitted their thesis no sooner than one year before the start of the conference (i.e., on May 30, 2022, or later).

All accepted papers will receive comments during the conference from faculty and postgraduate students on the St Andrews and Stirling Graduate programme in Philosophy (SASP). We aim to design the conference programme in such a way that it ensures balanced representation and provides valuable feedback to participants.

Travel grants

Unfortunately, at present, we cannot guarantee that travel grants will be offered. We will provide an update on this as soon as we can.

Please direct any inquiries to [email protected].

Best wishes from the organisers,

Katherine Crone and Patrick J. Winther-Larsen

PhD Students at the University of St Andrews & Stirling (SASP).

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