Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy


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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 a younger scholar. Graduate students and recent PhDs (within the last five 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 Division meeting.

Submissions may include:
- The actual text of a lecture delivered or to be delivered within the last year (though short, informal talks are not suitable)
- Essays that have not been published or accepted for publication in an academic journal or book at the time of submission
- Articles or chapters submitted for publication or forthcoming but not yet in print.

Entries must be prepared for blind review and should include an abstract of not more than 200 words. They must be submitted to the program chair no later than than April 1.

Program Chair:

Bonnie Kent, Professor
Department of Philosopshy
85 Humanities Instructional Building
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-4555

SMRP 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 or organization (although preference may be given to member projects) may apply. With this fund, the Society wishes to promote and to support the publication and dissemination of works of the highest quality in the field of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy, including but not limited to monographs, edited texts, primary sources, scholarly translations, digital resources and the like. Unrevised dissertations and collections of unrelated papers by several authors will not be considered.


Consideration will be given to work falling within the area of Medieval and Renaissance philosophy. The work in question must, in the case of a book subvention, have been submitted to a reputable press, received positive reports from professional referees and been accepted as a manuscript worthy of publication. In all other cases a full proposal must be submitted and additional supporting material may be requested. An application may be made at any time and should be submitted to the SMRP Publication Chair for consideration. The Publications Committee will enlist its evaluators from the SMRP membership. Appropriate formal acknowledgment of the SMRP's subvention must appear in the publication.

Evaluation Criteria:

ADecisions will be based on three criteria: 1) the quality of the material, 2) the demonstrated need for financial assistance, 3) availability of SMRP funds. The Executive Committee will make the final determination. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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

Richard C. Taylor
Marquette University
Department of Philosophy
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881