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Young Epistemologist Prize 2021

To be eligible for the Young Epistemologist Prize (YEP) 2021, a person must have a Ph.D. obtained by the time of the submission of the paper but not earlier than six years prior to the date of the conference. So for the Rutgers Epistemology Conference 2021, the Ph.D. must have been awarded between May 3, 2015 and November 10, 2020.

The author of the prize-winning essay will present it at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference and it will be published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. The winner of the prize will receive an award of $1,000 and all travel and accommodation expenses connected with attending the conference will be covered.

The essay may be in any area of epistemology. For an essay to be considered for the YEP it must be limited to 6,000 words (including the footnotes but not the bibliography), must be prepared for blind-refereeing, and it must include a word count as well as the date of the author’s Ph.D. directly after the title of the paper. Please send your essay in pdf format by 8 pm (EST) on November 10, 2020 to rutgersepistemologyconference@gmail.com. By submitting the essay, the author agrees i) to present the paper at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference, ii) to have it posted on the conference webpage, iii) to have it published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and agrees iv) not to submit it to another publication venue prior to February 25, 2021. If a paper is co-authored, all authors need to satisfy the submission requirements and the prize will be split between the co-authors.

The winner of the prize will be announced by February 25, 2021.

Any questions about the YEP should be sent to rutgersepistemologyconference@gmail.com.