The British Society of Aesthetics is pleased to announce a fourth round of funding for its successful Connections series of conferences.  The Society is looking to fund one conference with a grant of up to £12,000.

A Connections conference should be designed to enhance the dialogue between aesthetics and other areas of philosophy. All presenters must be philosophers, and the majority of papers should be by philosophers who have hitherto not had a primary research focus in aesthetics (effectively an AOS in aesthetics), though they may have made some contributions to the field. The remainder of the presenters should have a research specialism in aesthetics. Papers should explore the connections of other areas of philosophy with aesthetics, or be in aesthetics. The conference should be held within one year of the notification of a successful application; it must be held in the UK, though the organisers need not be based there; and the organisers are responsible for all practical matters concerning its running. The BSA expects to be the sole funder of the conference, which should include ‘British Society of Aesthetics Connections’ in its title, and all conference materials should publicise the role of the BSA. The conference should also conform to the Good Practice Policy of the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy (http://british-aesthetics.org/bpaswip-good-practice-scheme/).

Proposals should be sent to admin@british-aesthetics.org no later than Monday 23 January 2017. They should be no more than 2,200 words long, and include a proposed date range and venue, a draft budget, an explanation of how the conference conforms to the BPA/SWIP guidelines, and a list of proposed speakers and topics (indicating which speakers have already agreed to contribute, conditional on the success of the application). Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by the end of February 2017. A final budget and conference report must be supplied within 18 months of the event date.

Any questions about this Call for Proposals should be addressed to the President of the BSA, Berys Gaut bng@st-andrews.ac.uk