The APA is currently seeking nominations for the position of chair of the APA Committee on Indigenous Philosophers.
$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.
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due June 30th of each year.
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.
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.
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!
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.