2019 Founders’ Award

The Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy seeks submissions for its annual Founders’ Award, an annual prize of $500 for the best paper on Medieval or Renaissance philosophy by emerging scholars.

Graduate students and recent PhDs (within the last five years) should submit papers to the Past-President of the SMRP, Bonnie Kent (bkent@uci.edu) by May 1, 2019.


In addition to the $500 prize, the award recipient will be invited to present his or her research in an SMRP-sponsored session at a conference taking place during the 2018-2019 academic year and may apply for up to $500 to assist with travel an lodging expenses.

Submissions, which should generally be limited to 9,000 words, may include: (a) the actual text of a lecture delivered or to be delivered within the last year (though short, informal talks are not suitable); (b) essays that have not been published or accepted for publication in an academic journal or book at the time of submission; or (c) articles or chapters submitted for publication or forthcoming but not yet in print.

Entries must be prepared for blind review (including the elimination of meta-data from the electronic file) and should include an abstract of not more than 200 words.