Call for conference funding proposals

Each year the Royal Institute of Philosophy offers sponsorship of up to £5,000 for a conference hosted by a university department of philosophy.  Philosophy departments are now invited to submit proposals for conferences in 2019 and 2020.

Proposals should be sent to Dr. James Garvey at The Royal Institute of Philosophy, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR or to arrive no later than 1st May 2018.  The Institute’s Conference Committee would wish to make a choice of venues as soon as possible after that date.  In coming to a decision, the committee will have regard to previous locations and topics as well as the suitability of the topic proposed for laypeople and professional philosophers alike.  When making a proposal, please indicate whether it would be for 2019 or 2020 or whether either year would be possible.

Proposals should include some consideration of the approach taken to the topic and a list of potential speakers, including those who have agreed in principle to take part, as well as some idea of the provisional subject or title of their lecture, if possible.

Since 1986, the proceedings of conferences have been published by arrangement with the Cambridge University Press as supplements to the Institute’s journal, Philosophy.

Further details, including the Royal Institute’s conditions on sponsorship, can be found at

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