Deadline: August 31, 2013.
Formerly the Younger Scholars Prize in Philosophical Theology, the contest has been changed in both substance and title. Now open to those within 15 years of the PhD, the contest is also now generically categorized as a prize in Philosophy of Religion.
The blurb from the foundation is below the fold:
The Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion
In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing excellence in philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay competition, designed to promote excellent research and writing in philosophy of religion on the part of younger scholars.
Sponsored by The Marc Sanders Foundation and administered by the editorial board of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, this essay competition is open to scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. and to students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. The annual prize amount is $8,000. Winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.
Current Competition Details
The Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion is an annual essay competition open to scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should direct inquiries to Jonathan Kvanvig, editor of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion at Jonathan_Kvanvig@baylor.edu. The award for the prizewinning essay is $8,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.
Submitted essays must present original research in Philosophy of Religion. Essays should be between 7,500 and 15,000 words. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by August 31st 2013. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee of members of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion and will be announced by late-October.
Inquiries should be directed to Jonathan Kvanvig at Jonathan_Kvanvig@baylor.edu