This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continuing relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work under review or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes and works cited/bibliography). Submissions not within this word limit may not be considered.
The intention behind the Sellars Prize is to help promote original Kantian or Kant-inspired philosophical work of scholars in the early stages of their careers. Submissions will be blind-reviewed and judged by members of a review committee drawn from the NAKS Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
1) The essay must be written in English, single-authored, and not published (online or in print) prior to February 28, 2022.
2) ‘Junior’ is defined here as fewer than 10 years from receipt of the Ph.D. (or highest degree earned) on the prize submission deadline.
3) Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission and during the period when the submissions are under reviewed.
Entries should be submitted in Word format and state the word count at the end. They should be formatted for blind review. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter that specifies the author’s name, email contact information, and title of the paper, and also includes a declaration stating that eligibility rules (1)-(3) above are satisfied. Please send entries electronically to Andrew Chignell between February 25 and February 28 at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: If you send the submission before February 25th it’s possible that it will be lost in Chignell’s inbox, though he will try to keep an eye out for all of them. Also note: Chignell is not one of the judges but is rather collating the submissions for the panel.
The winner will be announced in the June 2022 newsletter and will receive a prize of $500. The committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted.