Guidelines: Proposals should include some consideration of the approach taken to the topic and a list of potential speakers, including those who have agreed in principle to take part, as well as some idea of the subject or title of their lecture, if possible. Provisional costs should also be included. We would expect some endorsement and oversight from at least one member of the relevant department as well.
We're aware that the coronavirus may affect how and even whether these events go ahead, and proposals should include the organiser's best view of contingency plans (maybe online events, live streaming or other kinds of remote engagement are possible), as well as the relevant cancellation policies associated with booking spaces and making travel arrangements. We entirely understand that all this might just be good guessing.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy may offer sponsorship of up to £5,000 for postgraduate conferences hosted by UK university departments of philosophy. Prospective postgraduate organisers are now invited to submit proposals for conferences in the academic year 2020/2021 and 2021/2022.
Proposals should be emailed to Dr. James Garvey (see the contacts page) to arrive no later than 1 June 2020. The Institute’s Conference Committee would wish to make a choice of venues as soon as possible after that date. When making a proposal, please indicate whether it would be for 2020, 2021 or whether either year would be possible.