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NAKS Senior Scholar Prize

The Senior Scholar Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding article or book dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy and published in the two years preceding ("online first" publication counts).  The Prize is on a two-year cycle, with articles and books accepted in alternating years. We invite ARTICLE nominations for the 2021 Senior Scholar Prize until January 31, 2022.  We invite BOOK nominations for the 2022 Senior Scholar Prize until January 31, 2023.  And so on. 

Article prize nominations should be sent to, with the published paper attached.  The publication date for these purposes is the date on which the paper is first available in its final form on the journal website.  Thus, "online first" papers count, even if they have not yet appeared in print.

Note that for the 2022 prize only, we will consider books published in the preceding THREE years, rather than two.  This is a result of the switch to making it an alternating prize.  So any book published in 2020, 2021, or 2022 is eligible for that competition.

Submissions are judged by a panel consisting of members drawn from the NAKS Advisory Board, and the winner will receive a prize of $500.

The Awards Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment no prize is warranted.

Eligibility rules:
•  Only single-authored articles or monographs written in English will be considered.
• The author must be a Senior scholar by the year the article or monograph in question was published. “Senior” is defined as: “10 years beyond the official receipt of the Ph.D. or most advanced degree," regardless of employment status or age. 
• Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.

• For the Book Prize, submission must be made by the publisher, and four (4) copies of the book must be submitted to NAKS.

• Current NAKS Executive and/or Advisory Board Members are not eligible to compete for the prize.

PAST Winners

2020 Marcus Willaschek, Kant on the Sources of Metaphysics: The Dialectic of Pure Reason (Cambridge, 2019)

2019 Melissa Merritt, Kant on Reflection and Virtue (Cambridge, 2018)

2018 Konstantin Pollok, Kant's Theory of Normativity: Exploring the Space of Reason (Cambridge, 2017)

2016 Lucy Allais, Manifest Reality: Kant’s Idealism and his Realism (Oxford, 2015)

2015 Julian Wuerth, Kant on Mind, Action and Ethics (Oxford, 2014)

2014 Pauline Kleingeld, Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Philosophical Ideal of World Citizenship (Cambridge, 2013)

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