Graduate Student Paper Competition

NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students

To promote new scholarship focusing on social philosophy and to encourage student participation, the North American Society for Social Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate StudentPapers. These awards give special recognition to papers to be read by a graduate student at the NASSPannual conference. The winners of the annual prizes will each receive $300 upon attendance at the annual International Social Philosophy Conference, and will be honored at the conference.This year’s annual conference will be held:July 17-19, 2008 at the University of Portland (Oregon)Special attention will be devoted to the theme:Gender, Inequality, and Social Justice but papers in all areas of social philosophy are welcome.

Graduate students who wish to be considered for the award should send completed papers of no more than 3,000 words and a 300-500 word abstract byMarch 15, 2008 with an indication that you would like to beconsidered for the Graduate Student Award to the Program Committee:
Jordy Rocheleau
Department of Philosophy
Austin Peay State University
Box 4486
Clarksville, TN 37044
rocheleauj AT

Richard Buck
Department of Philosophy
Mount Saint Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Accepted papers will then be considered by a three member committee for the award.  The evaluation criteria include originality and quality ofphilosophical writing. Papers may be drawn from thesis work or intended for eventual publication, should be no more than 3,000 words, and conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium submissions to annual Divisional meetings.The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees,though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A.or first university diploma is eligible. The paper should be consistent with the framework of those presented at the International Social Philosophy Conference, addressing any topic in social philosophy.