Recognising the difficult employment situation for recent PhDs, the Society wishes to offer a number of short-term research grants to postdoctoral researchers who have not yet found a full-time teaching or research position. We hope to support interesting work in applied philosophy and to help able candidates weather these exceptionally difficult circumstances.
The awards will be for a grant of £4,000 (or equivalent in the applicant’s home currency) for a nominal period of six months.
The scheme is open to anyone meeting the criteria (you do not need to be a member of SAP to apply). Successful candidates who are not already members of the Society will be provided with full membership for 2021.
- The award will be paid in two parts - an initial sum of £3,500, and a final sum of £500 on receipt of a short report on the work completed, to be submitted at the end of the six month period.
- A proposal of no more than 1000 words that indicates the research you propose to undertake with the award. This might be, for example, one or two papers in applied philosophy that develop ideas from your thesis.
- Please be realistic about what you can achieve in this short period – we mean to prioritise quality over quantity.
- If you have or expect an academic affiliation for the period, please note this. Applicants without such affiliations are encouraged to approach institutions who may be willing to offer visiting affiliations (e.g. the institution that awarded your doctorate)
- Applications and planned work should be in English. Candidates who have written their PhDs in other languages are welcome to apply.
- A CV of 2-4 pages
- Two letters of reference, to be submitted directly by your referees here.
- Please include either (a) documentation that confirms the award of your PhD, or (b) a reference letter from a member of your doctoral committee that confirms that you have formally submitted your thesis.