Sanders Prize in Epistemology

The Sanders Prize in Epistemology, funded by The Marc Sanders Foundation and administered by Tamar Szabó Gendler, is an new bi-annual essay competition open to scholars who are within fifteen (15) 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 Editors of OSE (see below). The award is $8,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Epistemology.

Submitted essays must report original research in epistemology. 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 Editors with an abstract and a word count prior to submission. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Epistemology submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by 15 July 2013. Authors should include with their submissions an abstract of no more than 500 words. 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 Epistemology or by a committee deputized by them for this purpose and will be announced in September 2013. (The Editorial Board reserves the right to extend the deadline further, if no essay is chosen.) At the author’s request, the Board will simultaneously consider entries in the prize competition as submissions for publication in Oxford Studies in Epistemology, independently of the prize.

Inquiries and submissions should be directed to, or by post through regular mail at:

Professor Tamar Gendler
OSE Sanders Prize
Philosophy Department
Yale University
P.O. Box 208306
New Haven, CT 06520-8306

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