I've been asked to post the following set of announcements by The Journal of the History of Philosophy, which includes a number of opportunities (travel grants, fellowships, and one award) for early-career philosophers:
Master Classes in the History of Philosophy
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Mindful of the challenges facing young scholars working in the history of philosophy, the Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy has established a program of Master Classes in the History of Philosophy. The central idea of the program is that a senior scholar who works primarily in some area of the history of philosophy would undertake to direct an intensive week of master classes for the benefit of a small group of recent Ph.D.’s whose main research and teaching are in the relevant area. Normally, the classes will focus on one or more texts that are typically not part of material that the participants would have studied as graduate students. The goal of the program is the enhancement of the expertise and understanding of the young scholars in their area of specialization.
Dates: June 10–14, 2019
Topic: “The Lesser-Known Frege in Kantian Context”
Instructor: Juliet Floyd (Boston University)
Gottlob Frege’s influence on twentieth-century and contemporary philosophy of logic and mathematics, as well as philosophy of language, are well known. But scholars of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century philosophy have successfully worked to contextualize Frege’s work in a wider Kantian context, scrutinizing Frege’s response to his own time, and the reception of Frege in the early twentieth century. The theme of our seminar will be the Kantian context of Frege’s work. Our focus will be twofold: 1) to analyze Frege’s and his predecessor’s texts with an eye toward how he is arguing for fundamental shifts in the notions of ‘logical form,’ ‘truth,’ ‘value,’ and ‘psychologism’ that were part and parcel of Kant’s and/or Kantian nineteenth-century philosophy; and 2) to read a few exemplary pieces of secondary literature on Frege that illuminate a variety of methods of reading and re-reading Frege in his Kantian context. Recent works by such authors as Gottfried Gabriel, Jeremy Heis, Sanford Shieh, and Mark Textor will be supplemented by the lesser-known work of Susanne K. Langer, whose Cassirer-, Wittgenstein-, and Sheffer-influenced readings of Frege launched an American tradition in philosophy of logic that broadened Frege’s outlook into a general philosophy of symbolic forms.
The JHP will select up to six individuals from among those who apply to participate in five days of intense classes on the announced subject. All travel and housing and food for the duration of the classes will be paid by JHP up to $1750. Applicants should send a letter of interest along with a CV to Prof. Lloyd P. Gerson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy received no earlier than January 1, 2014 and no later than January 1, 2019. AOS: History of nineteenth- and twentieth-century philosophy
Applications must be received no later than November 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified by January 1, 2019 of those selected to participate.
THE KRISTELLER-POPKIN TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS
The Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships program for 2019.
The fellowships are in recognition of the scholarship and generous support that two of the founding members of the Board have given to the Journal: Paul Oskar Kristeller, the renowned Renaissance scholar, and Richard H. Popkin, the first editor of this journal and noted historian of skepticism.
Two awards of up to $4,000 (depending upon the project budget) are offered annually to young scholars in the history of philosophy to defray expenses while traveling to do research. Applicants must have received their PhD, but may not have received them more than six years prior to applying. Applicants who do not receive awards in one year’s competition are invited to apply in successive years.
Application forms can be obtained from the JHP website (https://sites.ualberta.ca/~jhphil/fellowships.html). All queries regarding the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships should be sent to Professor Sarah Hutton at email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. Awards will be announced in the Spring of 2019.
JAN WOJCIK MEMORIAL PRIZE
The Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in the history of philosophy. Made possible by the generosity of Jan’s children and their families, this annual $4000 award is intended to further the research of a graduate student enrolled and resident in a North American Ph.D. program and working on a dissertation in the history of philosophy (all periods). The prize will be given to fund either
(a) Travel to archives or libraries outside of North America to pursue research for a dissertation in the History of Philosophy
(b) Travel to present a paper in the history of philosophy accepted at a conference or seminar outside of North America.
An application should include a one-page description of the applicant’s dissertation topic and two letters of support. In the case of (a) (travel abroad for research purposes), the application should also include a description (not to exceed two pages) indicating what research the applicant will be carrying out abroad and how travel will further that work. In the case of (b) (travel abroad to present at a conference or seminar), the application should include a summary of the paper to be presented and a copy of the notice indicating that the paper has been accepted. Application forms can be obtained from the JHP website (https://sites.ualberta.ca/~jhphil/wojcik.html).
In either case, the prize is awarded for travel in the same calendar year as the deadline for applications. The winner will be announced in the first issue of the JHP for that year. The successful candidate is expected to submit a brief report (maximum one page) to the chair of the Wojcik prize panel, Professor Sarah Hutton.
Electronic applications only. Application documents should be combined into a single pdf document and sent by email to Professor Sarah Hutton (firstname.lastname@example.org), to whom letters of support should be sent separately.
Deadline for applications: January 31, 2019.