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.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy offers sponsorship of up to £5,000 for postgraduate conferences hosted by university departments of philosophy.
Prospective postgraduate organisers are now invited to submit proposals for conferences in 2019 and 2020. Proposals should be emailed to James Garvey at the Royal Institute. The deadline is 16 September.
In 2018, the University of Manchester presented a Royal Institute of Philosophy conference series for postgraduate and early career researchers on the topic of Personhood and Selfhood, with additional support from the AHRC North-West Doctoral Training Partnership.
In 2018, the University of Durham held a conference investigating whether powers should be thought of as intentional entities, or perhaps instead teleological ones, and then exploring what relevance this might have for questions within philosophy of mind and consciousness.