December 1 Application Deadline for Faith Project Summer Seminar Applications
November 14, 2015 — 15:25

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For summer 2016 seminar, to be held in St. Louis on the campus of Washington University. We just noticed that one announcement went out with an incorrect date of December 31, but the deadline is 12/1/2015. Couple of weeks away, so get those applications in!

More information about the project can be found here, and further information about the call for applications can be found here.

The Faith Project Announces 2015 Summer Research Awards
February 17, 2015 — 7:25

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The winners of the 2015 Summer Seminar Awards have been chosen! The winners are:

Kenny Boyce University of Missouri
Rebecca Chan University of Colorado/Notre Dame
Frances Howard-Snyder Western Washington University
Kristen Irwin Loyola University Chicago
Yoaav Isaacs Princeton University
Anne Jeffrey Georgetown
Samuel Lebens Rutgers University
Errol Lord University of Pennsylvania
Dan McKaughan Boston College
Michael Pace Chapman University
Ted Poston University of South Alabama
Lindsey Rettler The Ohio State University

For more information about the project, visit the Project website.

Essay Competition Winners
September 30, 2014 — 6:50

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Associated with Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion are two prize competitions: The Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion (SPPR) and the OSPR Graduate Student Essay Prize (GSEP).

The winning entries for 2014 are:

SPPR Winner: Ross Inman, St. Louis University, “Omnipresence and the Location of the Immaterial”

GSEP: Dustin Crummett, University of Notre Dame, “Sufferer-Centered Requirements on Theodicy and All Things Considered Harms”

Congratulations to both on these well-deserved recognitions!

Reminder: 8/31 Deadline for 2 Prizes in Philosophy of Religion
August 21, 2014 — 9:36

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The Sanders Prize is for scholars 15 years or less from their PhD. The same competition includes a separate prize for graduate students. The Sanders Prize pays $10,000 and the grad student prize $3000. Yes, it is possible for one entry to win both.

Deadline: August 31, 2014. (Entries sent to me as an email attachment; pdf documents, please.)

CFP for Conference on the Nature of Faith, Nov. 13-16, 2014
August 10, 2014 — 14:42

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Announcing a call for papers for a conference at the Chase Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MO, November 13-16, 2014. Those selected will have expenses paid for the conference. Titles and abstracts are required at this point to be considered, though full drafts would be helpful as well. Send material to

The conference is made possible by funding from the Templeton Religion Trust, Baylor University, and Western Washington University.

Further Information on the new Graduate Student Essay Prize in Philosophy of Religion
January 27, 2014 — 12:08

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Can be found here.

New Graduate Student Essay Prize
January 17, 2014 — 10:10

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Thanks to generous support from the John Templeton Foundation, through the National Philanthropic Trust, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion now has a Graduate Student Essay Prize, to be run in tandem with the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion.

The deadline for entry for both prizes is August 31 each year. The Sander Prize has been raised to $10,000 for the winning entry (scholars up to 15 years post-PhD are eligible), and the Graduate Student Essay Prize is $3,000 (entries must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program at the time of submission).

IHE Postdocs Ad
January 17, 2014 — 9:15

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Here. These are associated with our Templeton Religion Trust project, and are housed at Baylor. Email me with any questions about the positions. One point worth noting is that the usual religious preference test that Baylor uses for faculty positions does not apply to these positions, and I’d be happy to explain by email.

Post-Docs Ad
January 9, 2014 — 11:38

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Is now in place:
Two 3-yr post-doc positions for The Nature and Value of Faith Project.

Summer Seminar on The Nature of Faith
December 20, 2013 — 13:53

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Held in Columbia, MO, June 18-July 15, including an attractive financial package for participants (4K for a research project, 3K for housing, $750 for travel to and from the seminar, and $51/day for food). Seminar led by Kvanvig, Howard-Snyder, and Dougherty, with anticipated week-long visits by distinguished philosophers (at this point, tentative commitments from Keith DeRose, Dean Zimmerman, and Lara Buchak).

Further details below the fold.