Thanks to a generous grant from the Templeton World Charity
Foundation, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Developing
Character Project. The project builds on the work during the past
three years of the Character Project based at Wake Forest
University. The primary goal of the Developing Character Project is
to disseminate the results of our previous work to a larger academic
and popular audience. More details can be found here:
The Character Project (www.thecharacterproject.com) is happy to formally announce the winners of our Essay and Book Prize Competition. In philosophy the winners included Tom Hurka and Iskra Fileva. Please be sure to congratulate them!
Seminar Leader: Christian Miller Director, The Character Project
The goal of this seminar is to consider the existence and nature of character and virtue in light of various results in psychology. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,500 for attending, plus have their travel, meal, reading materials, and lodging costs covered. We expect to have several leading philosophers working in this area visit the seminar to each lead one meeting. The seminar meetings will conclude on Thursday, June 27, so that all participants can attend the Character Project final conference on June 27-29.
The Character Project at Wake Forest University is pleased to announce The Character Essay and Book Prize. This prize is aimed at essays or books on character which are accessible to non-academic audiences in venues with a wide readership. The competition will award $3,000 to each winning submission. We aim to make nine awards total. Three awards will be for submissions which address themes related to the psychology of character, three for submissions related to the philosophy of character, and three for submissions related to the theology of character. Winners will be invited (all expenses paid) to the Character Project’s Final Research Conference in June 2013 at the Graylyn International Conference Center in Winston-Salem, NC (http://www.graylyn.com), and awards will be presented at this event. Deadline for submission is February 1, 2013. For further details, please visit: http://www.thecharacterproject.com/prizes.php . The Character Project is funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
This is a final call for proposals for the "New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Character" funding competition sponsored by the Character Project at Wake Forest University and funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
The Character Project at Wake Forest University is very excited to launch its funding competition entitled "New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Character." This $300,000 RFP is aimed at work in philosophy on the topic of character, and proposals can request between $40,000 and $100,000 for projects not to exceed one year in duration. We hope to make between 5-6 awards. A residential incentive of $6,000 for one semester or $12,000 for an academic year will be offered to philosophy RFP winners who are willing to move to Wake Forest University during the award period, and this stipend would not count as part of the research funding request. A willingness to move will not be taken into account when evaluating proposals.
Since work here will primarily be theoretical, the funding is aimed at semester or yearlong sabbatical research leave projects involving a book manuscript or series of substantive articles on character.
This competition is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Recent PhDs and ABD graduate students in philosophy,
theology, psychology, or cognitive science are invited to apply for the 2011
Purdue Summer Seminar on Perceptual, Moral, and Religious Skepticism to be held
at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN from June 8th to June 24th,
2011. The seminar will be directed by Michael Bergmann (Purdue) and the
guest speakers will be Justin Barrett (Oxford) and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
The topics of the seminar are:
EPISTEMOLOGY: The epistemology of
perceptual, moral, and religious belief
SKEPTICISM: Responses to skepticism
about perceptual, moral, and religious belief
DISAGREEMENT: Moral and religious
disagreement as grounds for unbelief
EVOLUTION: Evolutionary accounts of
moral and religious belief as reasons for skepticism
Participants will receive a stipend of $5,000 from which
they will pay for their travel, food, and lodging. The deadline for
receipt of applications is December 1, 2010. For more information, including
information on how to apply, go to: http://www.knowinginreligionandmorality.com/seminar.html.
This seminar is funded by a generous grant from the John