The American Philosophical Association (APA) has announced the winners of several of its grants for the 2017-2018 academic year. All of the funded projects appear to be aimed at growing philosophy’s constituency, focusing especially on younger students (including high schoolers) and members of groups traditionally underrepresented in professional philosophy in the United States.
The APA’s Small Grant Fund will be providing support to:
- the 2018 Iowa Lyceum — a philosophy summer camp for Iowa high school students ($500)
- the American Association of Philosophy Teachers’ Teaching and Learning Summer Seminar ($5000)
- Beyond Borders — a program for bringing Latinx undergraduates into philosophy involving University of Texas at El Paso and the Latinx Philosophy Conference at Rutgers University ($5000)
- a conference, “HBCUs and Philosophy IV: Philosophy, Race, and Resistance” at Morgan State University ($5000)
- Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization (PLATO), for travel expenses of high school teachers attending the AAPT Summer Seminar on Teaching and Learning Philosophy
- the Trans Philosophy Project, for a conference on “philosophical work that is accountable to and illuminative of transgender experiences, histories, cultural production, and politics” ($5000)
The APA’s Diversity and Inclusiveness Grants will fund:
- the Summer Program for Women in Philosophy at UC San Diego ($10,000)
- the National High School Ethics Bowl, to fund grants to support ethics bowl participation in underserved communities ($10,000)
For more details about these grants and the programs they are funding, see this post at the Blog of the APA.