Request for Applications: MAP/NHSEB Scholarship Program [Deadline Extended: July 20]
About the Marc Sanders Foundation:
The Marc Sanders Foundation deepens understanding through innovation in philosophy for a more informed world. In solidarity and support of other efforts advancing philosophy, the Marc Sanders Foundation identifies, seeds and builds programs that increase the visibility and inclusiveness of philosophy for today’s students and the next generation’s.
About the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB):
Modeled on the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, the National and Regional High School Ethics Bowls are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. The National High School Ethics Bowl’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues – it is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community.
In 2017 – 2018, 480 teams representing 335 schools participated in 33 regionals from September to March for their chance to compete in the national championship. The 6thannual National High School Ethics Bowl brought in the top 24 teams to UNC Chapel Hill on April 21stand 22nd.
About the Marc Sanders Foundation NHSEB / MAP Scholarship Program
Although the NHSEB has grown exponentially since its inception six years ago, many students are not able to participate due to limited resources. More than a third of participating schools have student bodies made up of at least 50% minority students, but there are still underserved and low-resourced regions in need of coaches, resources and regional competitions.
MAP students have demonstrated their engagement in civic-minded activities and community development programs – most of which are conducted as volunteers. In an effort to acknowledge, reward and incentivize continued MAP participation in communities, The Marc Sanders Foundation is offering grants up to $1,000 to MAP chapters that will commit to serving as NHSEB coaches for the 2018 – 19 Academic Year, with a special focus on underserved communities (e.g. inner-city schools, rural schools). The $1,000 will be directed towards all costs associated with NHSEB coaching (e.g. travel, materials) as well as a stipend for any NHSEB coach’s time.
In the first year of the NHSEB / MAP Scholarship Program, the Marc Sanders Foundation will be granting scholarships to up to 10 MAP chapters. We hope to both expand access to NHSEB competitions across the United States and pilot sustainable civic-engagement programs for MAP with these scholarships.
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE WITH EMAIL TITLE “NHSEB/MAP APP” TO:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com
Additional Required Attachments:
Grant Period and Funding Schedule: The grant, if awarded, will begin August 1, 2018 and will conclude on June 1, 2018. A grant contract will be executed to govern the relationship between the Marc Sanders Foundation and the MAP chapter. The grant will be paid after receipt of the fully executed contract which will be due on August 1, 2018.
Please direct any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, the CUNY Graduate Center, the New School, NYU, Princeton, and Rutgers invite submissions for a conference on ‘Oppression and Resistance' from October 12-13, 2018. The conference will feature philosophical talks related to this theme and practical workshops on topics related to activism and philosophy.
To apply, please compete the following by June 30, 2018:
1) Send an extended abstract of ~1,000 words (.pdf or .doc), prepared for blind review, suitable for a 45 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience to email@example.com.
2) Provide your contact information by completing this google form.
We encourage applications from groups underrepresented in philosophy, including individuals underrepresented on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and disability. We will be able to provide housing with a graduate student and to offer limited travel funding.
Please see our separate Call for Engaged Participants below under "supporting documents".
Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) will be hiring two organizers to help direct MAP International. MAP is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. It is currently comprised of 104 chapters and continues to grow and expand.
The role of International Organizers is largely to facilitate the success of MAP chapters and oversee the development of the larger organization. Thus, responsibilities include: conferencing regularly with other Organizers, making decisions on the growth of MAP regions and projects, coordinating with outside organizations (like the APA or funders), responding to chapter funding requests, updating the website and social media pages, collating lists of chapter activities, publishing newsletters and reports, touching base with chapter organizers, and more. In addition, MAP has recently started to initiate collaboration with National High School Ethics Bowl. Organizers receive a modest honorarium for their work.
Criteria for applying:
Submit a Statement of Interest and CV as a single PDF by June 15, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘MAP Application.’
We will notify all applicants by August 1, 2018. Start date is approximately September 1, 2018. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
The Philosophy of Science Association together with MAP invites submissions for presentation at the MAP Cognate Society Session at the in Seattle, Washington November 1-4, 2018. The MAP session is being organized by M.A. Hunter (UC Davis / LSE) on the topic of "Philosophy of the Biomedical Sciences."
Please submit the following:
1. a one-page abstract of a proposed talk on this topic (broadly construed), with
2. a short bibliography and
3. a short biosketch (your name, position, department, university, email, research interests, any relevant experience, and (optional) demographic information).
Three successful abstracts will be chosen for presentation and students will paired with a senior philosophy of science faculty member of their choice through the PSA's UPSS (Underrepresented Philosophy of Science Students) Mentoring Program to help them develop their abstract into a successful talk and paper.
Abstracts should be emailed to <firstname.lastname@example.org> with "PSA-MAP Abstract" in the subject line. The deadline for abstract submission is June, 30th, 2018.
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