Grant Opportunities | 36th Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference at CGU

  • By cgusah
  • On Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2015 Philosophy of Religion Conference Grants

Each year the Claremont Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference brings together thinkers from different religions, traditions, and academic disciplines to discuss one particular theme in the fields of Religion, Theology and Philosophy of Religion. The theme of the 36th conference will be »Self or No-Self? The Debate about Selflessness and the Sense of Self«. The conference will be held at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, on February 19-21, 2015. Speakers will include: Iben Damgaard (Copenhagen), Jonardon Ganeri (NYU Abu Dhabi), Amy Hollywood (Harvard), Leah Kalmanson (Drake), Gereon Kopf (Decorah), Dietrich Korsch (Marburg), Joseph O’Leary (Nanzan), Joseph Prabhu (Los Angeles), and Evan Thompson (Vancouver).

The Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum (Hamburg) has generously provided 10 conference grants ($2200 each) to enable doctoral students and new PHDs (not earlier than 2010) to participate in the conference. The grant is meant to cover all expenses. Recipients will have the opportunity to attend the conference on Friday and Saturday and to present a paper (15 double-spaced pages) on the topic of the conference. To create space for the discussion of their contributions, a pre-conference seminar will be held on Thursday, February 19, on the same topic as the main conference. All grant recipients will be expected to participate in this seminar and introduce not their own but one of the other papers for discussion. Five papers will be chosen for publication along with the conference contributions in the Claremont Studies of Philosophy of Religion (Mohr Siebeck Tübingen).

We invite doctoral students and recent PhDs to submit a one page CV and a 5 page, double-spaced abstract (approximately 1600 words) of their proposed paper on the topic of ‘Self or No-Self’. Applicants should submit their abstract as a Word document with no marks that identify the author so that it will be suitable for blind review. For a more detailed description of the conference topic see Applications should be sent by email to:

Prof. Dr. Ingolf U. Dalferth (
Department of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
831 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

by August 31, 2014 (midnight Pacific time). Applications will be blind reviewed by an international committee of scholars. Recipients will be notified in October. Drafts of the papers are due by January 15, 2015.