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Call for Proposals: Fourth BSA Postgraduate conference in aesthetics

The British Society of Aesthetics is offering a grant of up to £5,000 to support its fourth postgraduate conference in aesthetics.

The conference should be a general aesthetics conference or on some theme in aesthetics. Though it must be for postgraduates, it can be organised by either postgraduates or academics. Besides covering the conference costs, funds may be used to support postgraduate bursaries, including travel, accommodation and food costs, both for speakers and delegates, as well as the costs of any invited speakers. The organisers of the conference are responsible for all practical matters concerning its running; and the conference must be held by the end of May 2018. The conference must be held in the UK, though the organisers need not be based here. The BSA expects to be the sole funder of this conference, which should include ‘The Fourth British Society of Aesthetics Postgraduate Conference’ in its title, and all conference materials should publicise the role of the BSA.

Proposals should be sent to admin@british-aesthetics.org no later than Saturday 1 April 2017. They should be no more than 2,200 words long, and include the names of the organisers and conference committee, a proposed date range and venue, a draft budget, an explanation of the procedures for choosing papers and awarding bursaries, a draft Call for Papers and a list of any proposed invited speakers. The BSA has adopted the Good Practice Policy of the British Philosophical Association and the Society for Women in Philosophy, and the application should explain how the conference would comply with these guidelines. Guidance about how to produce a detailed budget and a link to a summary of the BPA/SWIP Policy is available at http://british-aesthetics.org/funding/postgraduate-conference/

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by the middle of May 2017. Any questions about this Call for Proposals should be addressed to the BSA Manager at the email address above.