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SMRP Founders Award

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (SMRP) awards an annual prize of $500 for the best paper on Medieval or Renaissance philosophy by ayounger scholar. Graduate students and recent PhDs (within the last three years) should submit paper to the Chair of the SMRP Program Committee.
The award recipient will be invited to present his or her research at an SMRP session at the APA Eastern Division Conference in December of the year of the competition and may apply for up to $500 to assist with travel expenses.
The prize will be officially conferred at the annual business meeting of the SMRP at the APA Eastern

Submissions may include:
- The actual text of a lecture delivered or to be delivered within the last year
- Unpublished Essays
- Articles or chapters submitted for publication or forthcoming but not yet in print.

Entries should be submitted to the program chair no later than than April 1.

Program Chair:

Julie Klein
Department of Philosophy
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085-1699

This year's award winner is Thomas Ward, Loyola Marymount University, for his paper "Animals, Animal Parts, and Hylomorphism: John Duns Scotus's Pluralism about Substantial Form".

SMRP Book Subvention Program

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (SMRP) supports publications in all areas of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, including Christian, Arabic, and Jewish philosophy as well as secular philosophy. Special effort will be made to draw the attention of junior scholars to this opportunity, but any scholar may apply. With this fund, the society wishes to promote and support the publication of work of the highest quality in the field of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, including monographs, edited texts, and scholarly translations. Unrevised dissertations and collections of unrelated papers by several authors will not be considered.


Consideration will be given to manuscripts falling within the area of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy. The work in question must have been submitted to a reputable press, received positive reports from professional referees, and been accepted as a manuscript worthy of publication. If the publisher requires a subvention to cover the costs of publication beyond expected receipts from sales, then the author and the press jointly only may apply for a SMRP publication subvention. In this case, the application to the SMRP should include (i) the initial book proposal and accompanying materials, (ii) the manuscript of the work, (iii) the referee reports, and (iv) a letter from the press stating the need and grounds for the requested subvention along with an agreement to publish the manuscript if a subvention in an amount to be agreed between the Press and the SMRP is made available. An application may be made at any time and should be submitted to the President of the SMRP who will transmit it to the SMRP Publications Committee for consideration. The Publications Committee will enlist its evaluators from the SMRP membership.

Evaluation Criteria:

Applications will be evaluated by the Publications Committee in consultation with the SMRP President and Vice President. Decisions will be based on three criteria: 1) the quality of the book, 2) the demonstrated need for financial assistance, 3) availability of SMRP funds. Applications from authors alone and incomplete applications will not be considered.

For further information, please contact the Chair of the Publications Committee:

Timothy Noone
The Catholic University of America
School of Philosophy
Washington, D.C. 20064