ACPA 2019 Outreach and International Collaboration Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

ACPA members are invited to submit grant proposals for projects relating either to (a) international collaboration or to (b) outreach within the USA and Canada. Proposed projects in the first category should aim at supporting philosophical communities in countries other than the USA and Canada, or at the dissemination of philosophical ideas to a broader public in countries other than the USA and Canada. Proposed projects in the second category should aim at the dissemination of philosophical ideas (tied to the Catholic intellectual tradition) either to a broader public in the USA or Canada or to faculty and students at institutions in the USA or Canada where the Catholic intellectual tradition is underrepresented.

For this year (2019) and next year (2020), the ACPA will invite proposals. Up to $12,000 per year will be given away.

Eligibility:

Any ACPA member associated with an institution of higher learning is eligible to submit a proposal to have a project funded. (Grants will be made to institutions, not to individuals.)

Deadline for proposals:

Proposals should be emailed to Michael Rota at mwrota@stthomas.edu by July 10th, 2019. Decisions will be announced by December 1, 2019.

Criteria of evaluation:

Proposals focused on international collaboration will be evaluated on their potential either to strengthen philosophical communities in countries other than Canada and the USA, or to disseminate philosophical ideas to a broader public in those countries. Other things being equal:

1)      projects that focus on topics of special interest to Catholic philosophers will be preferred to those that do not,

2)      proposals that will primarily benefit philosophers (including students of philosophy) in countries with comparatively fewer funding opportunities for philosophical work will be preferred to proposals which will primarily benefit philosophers (including students of philosophy) in countries with comparatively greater funding opportunities, and

3)      a less expensive project will be funded over a more expensive project.

Proposals focused on outreach within Canada and the USA will be evaluated on their potential to disseminate philosophical ideas from the Catholic intellectual tradition to a broader public or to an academic community where the Catholic intellectual tradition is currently underrepresented. Other things being equal, a less expensive project will be funded over a more expensive project.

Application process:

Projects should have a single project director who submits the proposal and who will take responsibility (if the project is funded) for reporting back to the ACPA upon completion of the project. The project director must be a member of the ACPA at the time of submission of the project and during the duration of the project. Projects can have 1-3 co-directors.

A proposal should include:

(a)    The name and contact information of the project director, and, if applicable, of the project co-director(s).

(b)   A narrative statement of no more than 2000 words explaining the project. This statement should specify a start-date and end-date for the project, not to exceed 2 years, and should identify one or more outputs, which are concrete events the project will be expected (if funded) to bring about (e.g. a conference on topic X in location Y, or a series of 3 lectures by so-and-so in region R, or a short-term seminar taught by philosopher X at university or seminary U).

(c)    A budget, not to exceed $12,000.

(d)   CVs of the project director and, if applicable, co-director(s).

Financial process and reporting:

By an approved project’s start date, funds will be sent by the ACPA to the project director’s institution, and from that point on distribution of funds will be carried out by the project director through his or her institution. The project director will be expected to submit a report to the ACPA upon completion of the project. The report should, at a minimum, (a) state whether the output(s) was(were) achieved, (b) state whether all funds were used (if not, unused funds should be returned to the ACPA), and (c) describe any salient details about the perceived success or failure of the project.



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Since 1926, scholars and thinkers, mostly based in Canada and the United States, have forged a unique tradition and community known as the "American Catholic Philosophical Association." Steeped in classical sources and cultivating the Catholic Philosophical heritage, this tradition is known for creative engagement with major philosophers of every era and bold responses to the themes and issues of contemporary philosophy. 

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