2021 Founders’ Award

2021 Winner: André Martin, “The Activity of the Soul and the Causality of its Object: Gonsalvus of Spain and the Influence of Peter John Olivi”

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. Eligibility is restricted to graduate students and recent PhDs (within the last five years).  

The award recipient will be invited to present a paper at a SMRP session at conference of one’s choice in the year of the competition.  The recipient may apply for up to $500 to assist with travel expenses.  In recent years, SMRP has sponsored sessions at the annual meetings of the American Philosophical Association, the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), as well as at several other conferences.  

Submissions must be in English and limited to 9,000 words including footnotes.  The following types of paper may be submitted:  

– The text of a lecture delivered within the last year or to be delivered (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– Unpublished Essays  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 Dr. Thomas Osborne at osborntm@stthom.edu by June 1.  

In your email, please include your name, affiliation, title of your paper, contact information, and date of PhD.  The file you submit 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.