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)
- Unpublished Essays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.
Bonnie Kent, Professor
Department of Philosopshy
85 Humanities Instructional Building
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-4555
The 2013 award winner was Thomas Ward, Loyola Marymount University, for his paper "Animals, Animal Parts, and Hylomorphism: John Duns Scotus's Pluralism about Substantial Form". No prize was awarded in 2014.