New $8000 Younger Scholars Prize

I’m going to take a bit of administrator’s license by posting something outside of epistemology, but likely to be of interest to at least some who work in epistemology. So here it is.

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, which I edit, now has a Younger Scholars Prize in Philosophical Theology, to be awarded annually. The deadline for submission for this year is August 31, 2010. Details of the award and current competition details below the fold.

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Younger Scholars Prize Program

Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion

In keeping with our mission to encourage research and publishing on topics of traditional metaphysics and philosophical theology, The Ammonius Foundation acknowledges the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, The Foundation has dedicated resources to a competition award program, designed to recognize and promote excellent research and writing in philosophical theology by younger scholars.

Sponsored by The Ammonius Foundation and administered by the editorial board of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, this essay competition is open to scholars who are within ten (10) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. (Independent scholars should inquire with the Editor to determine eligibility.) Awarded annually, the prize amount is $8,000. Winning essays will also appear in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.

Younger scholars interested in this Program should familiarize themselves with the current competition details, and address further inquiries to the Editor of Oxford Studies in Jonathan Kvanvig, at jonathan_kvanvig at baylor.edu, or by regular mail at the postal address provided on the competition-details page.

Current Competition Details

Younger Scholars Prize

The Younger Scholars Prize program, funded by The Ammonius Foundation and administered by the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, is an annual essay competition open to scholars who are within ten (10) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should direct inquiries to the Editor of OSPR (see below). The award is $8,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.

Submitted essays must report original research in philosophical theology. Essays should generally be between 7,500 and 15,000 words; longer essays may be considered, but authors must seek prior approval by providing the Editor with an abstract and a word count prior to submission. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for next year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by 31 August 2010. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee of members of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, and will be announced in late October or early November 2010. (The Editorial Board reserves the right to extend the deadline further, if no essay is chosen.) Each entry will be simultaneously considered for publication in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, independently of the prize.
Inquiries should be directed to the Editor, Jonathan Kvanvig, at jonathan_kvanvig at baylor.edu, or by post through regular mail at:

Professor Jonathan Kvanvig
OSPR Younger Scholars Prize
Philosophy Department
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97273
Waco, TX 76798-7273


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