NOMINATIONS for Chair of APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophers

The APA is currently seeking nominations for the position of chair of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophers.

Please consider submitting a nomination for chair of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophers. The person appointed will serve a one-year term (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017) as associate chair alongside current chair Anne Waters, whose term ends on June 30, 2017. On July 1, 2017, the person appointed will automatically ascend to chair of the committee for a three-year term.
Send your nominations to nominations@apaonline.org by Thursday, March 31. APA staff will then check all nominations for eligibility and willingness to serve; those willing and eligible will be asked to provide a brief CV and statement of interest, and the nomination materials will be forwarded to the current committee members for review. The committee will then be given the opportunity to provide a preference-ranked list of finalists from which the chair will be appointed.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.
Amy Ferrer
Executive Director

APA SMALL GRANT PROPOSALS FOR DIVERSITY PROJECTS

$25,000 per year for projects that benefit the profession. The APA Eastern Division provides $25,000 per year for the APA to allocate among approved projects of around $5000 each. Proposals will be reviewed at the fall meeting of the APA board, normally held in November. Proposals must be submitted no later than June 30 each year.

http://www.apaonline.org/?grantfund

 

APA LARGE GRANT FUNDING FOR INCLUSIVENESS PROJECTS

$20,000 each year available in grants to fund large projects aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups in philosophy. Apply directly to Amy Ferrer, Executive Director of the APA at aferrer@udel.edu. Applications are due June 30th of each year.

http://www.apaonline.org/?page=grants

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Justice and the Social Ontology of Race

Call for Abstracts:
 
The North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) invites submissions for its group session at the Pacific APA, 2016. The theme of our session will be:
“Justice and the Social Ontology of Race”
Proposals on topics intersecting this theme, broadly understood, are welcome, and might include:
–       The use of racial categories in social planning and policy
–       The ontological status and import of racial categories
–       Race and the justice system
–       The role of race in social and political identity
–       Intersectional analyses of racialized experience(s)
–       Racial categories and educational institutions
–       Race and experience
–       Race and equity
–       Racial violence
–       The status of criminal hate
Other topics in this vein are welcome and encouraged.
Chosen presenters will join our invited speaker, Naomi Zack, who will present her recent work, “Racial Inequality and Applicative Justice: A Comparative Approach vs. Ideal and Nonideal Theory.”
Submissions should take the form of extended abstracts or papers. Abstracts should be around 1000 words, with bibliography included. Papers should be under 3000 words. Please include the following information in submission: Name, affiliation (if any), email address, and paper title.
We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we do require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in October.
Submission deadline: September 13, 2015
Submissions and questions should be sent to: Devora Shapiro at shapirod@sou.edu, with the subject heading “NASSP APA 2016 SUBMISSION”
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GET DIVERSITY SYLLABI HERE (AND SUBMIT YOURS)

Last year, the APA committee on inclusiveness in the profession established the Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection, putting out a call for teaching materials in areas of philosophy that have traditionally been underrepresented. In response, over 75 syllabi were submitted, including courses specifically focused on diversity as well as courses with modules on diversity, covering a wide variety of areas and course levels.

As the beginning of the academic year approaches, please take a moment to review your syllabi and consider submitting them to our collection.

The Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection is available on the APA website. Use it as a resource to help you create more diverse and inclusive courses, and submit your syllabi to help others do the same.

Submit a syllabus for the Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection.

By submitting syllabi, you will be helping to promote diversity in philosophy courses and in the profession. Thank you for participating in this important project!

http://www.apaonline.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=110430&id=380970

 

APA TRAVEL FUNDING FOR PHILOSOPHERS OF COLOR

This fund exists to subsidize travel for philosophers of color who would otherwise find it challenging to participate in APA meetings.

  • The fund provides a maximum of $500 in travel subsidies per person per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
  • Funding is provided through reimbursement, and only costs actually expended may be reimbursed. Receipts must be provided.
  • Only APA members who are members of a racial/ethnic group underrepresented in the field are eligible to receive support from this fund.
  • Travel support is offered only for participants of APA divisional meetings or other APA-sponsored conferences (such as the Diversity in Philosophy conferences sponsored by APA diversity committees).
  • To be eligible for support from this fund, a person must be on the main program (as a speaker, chair, commentator, etc.) for the meeting in question.
  • Those receiving travel support from other sources, such as their home institutions or other APA funds (graduate student stipends or special assistance from a divisional executive committee), for a given meeting or conference are not eligible to receive support from this fund for that meeting or conference.

To the extent possible, all those who request funding and are deemed eligible will receive funding. If funding requests exceed the amount of funding available, the executive director will determine, in consultation with other members of the APA leadership as appropriate, how much funding to award and to whom. Preference will be given to those most in the need, those without any institutional support available (as opposed to those who have exhausted existing institutional support), and those who have not previously received support from this fund.

http://www.apaonline.org/?page=travelfund