CFP: 2023 Founder's Award Competition, sponsored by the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy

Submission deadline: June 15, 2023

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Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy Founder’s Prize

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (SMRP) awards are an annual prize of $500 for the best paper on Medieval or Renaissance Philosophy by a younger scholar.  Eligibility is restricted to graduate students and recent PhDs (within the past five years).

The award recipient will be invited to present a paper at a SMRP session at a conference of one’s choosing in the year of the competition.  The recipient may apply for up to $500 to assist with travel expenses.  In recent years, SMRP has sponsored sessions at the annual meetings of the American Philosophical Association, the Renaissance Society of America, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), as well as at several other conferences. 

Submissions must be in English and limited to 9,000 words, including footnotes.  The following types of paper may be submitted: 

·      The text of a lecture delivered within the last year or to be delivered (though short, informal talks are not suitable) 

·      Unpublished Essays 

·      Articles or chapters submitted for publication or forthcoming but not yet in print. 

Entries should be submitted to Dr. Thomas Osborne at [email protected] by June 15th

In your email, please include your name, affiliation, title of your paper, contact information, and date of PhD.  The file you submit must be prepared for blind review (including the elimination of metadata from the electronic file) and should include an abstract of not more than 200 words.

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