July 10–14, 2023
Papers due July 1.
Deadline to Apply
July 1, 2023
The 2023 ACPA conference will be held in Houston, TX.
The Hildebrand Project invites graduate students to submit an essay on any theme in the work of personalists Dietrich von Hildebrand, Max Scheler, or Edith Stein, to be presented at the 2023 ACPA annual meeting in Houston (November 16-19).
- Essays should be prepared for blind review and e-mailed to Dr. Mark Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Essays should be approximately 20 minutes of reading time.
- Essays will be judged by a committee of senior personalist scholars.
- Essays must be submitted by July 1, 2023.
Three winners will be selected
- Winners will be awarded $600 to cover travel, lodging, and other expenses to attend the 2023 ACPA.
- Winners will present their papers at the Hildebrand Project’s 2023 ACPA satellite session and responses will be given by senior personalist scholars.
- For questions or more information, please email the Hildebrand Project at (email@example.com)or Dr. Mark Spencer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The flyer for this event can be downloaded here (PDF).
Apply by May 31
Awarded to up to two MA Philosophy students at FUS in the 2023-24 Academic Year
For the 2023-24 academic year, the Hildebrand Project (HP) will fund up to two one-year scholarships for FUS MA philosophy students interested in working on Dietrich von Hildebrand. Applications for work on personalist thinkers (e.g., Wojtyla, Scheler, Stein) or Hildebrand’s immediate traditions (e.g., personalism, phenomenology) will be considered, though work on Hildebrand will be given preference. Up to $5,000 will be provided, if both scholarships are awarded. These scholarships, an expression of the fruitful relationship between the HP and FUS, will deepen and maintain the historical connection between FUS and personalist philosophy, while advancing new scholarship on Hildebrand and carrying forth the personalist tradition.
Scholarship Amounts in 2023-24:
- $2,000 for a first-year MA philosophy student
- $3,000 for a first or second-year MA philosophy student writing a MA thesis or one of two conference papers on Hildebrand (or related thinkers/traditions).
- Funds can be used at the scholarship recipient’s discretion for expenses related to their MA studies, including for tuition, living expenses, books, laptops, and so forth.
- Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) explaining the applicant’s interest in Hildebrand (or in related thinkers/traditions), how they will pursue this interest as a student in the FUS MA program, and how the work funded by the scholarship supports their longer-term aspirations, whether in academia, teaching, ministry, or any other field.
- Personal, intellectual, and professional (if relevant) biography (1-3 pages): How did you get here? Where are you going?
- Academic letter of recommendation explaining the applicant’s suitability for the scholarship.
- One academic paper of any length.
- Resume or curriculum vitae.
- Complete application submitted to email@example.com. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to this email.
- Submission deadline for 2023-24 academic year: May 31, 2023
- Scholarships are awarded by the HP’s grants committee to admitted MA philosophy students.
- Award decisions will be communicated in June 2023.
Opportunities During and After the Scholarship Period:
- Recipients will have the chance to work with senior Hildebrand scholars, including FUS Professor Emeritus John F. Crosby.
- Recipients are expected to participate in the HP’s annual summer seminar at FUS.
- Recipients will be invited to apply for the HP’s advanced programs, including weekend colloquia (travel stipend, room and board), advanced readings groups, and so forth.
13th Annual Summer Seminar takes place June 26-30, 2023
The Hildebrand Project is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 summer grants. Summer grants make possible a period of focused engagement with Hildebrandian and personalist ideas resulting in new writing destined for publication.
Learn more about our grant recipients and their envisioned projects:
For questions or more information, please email the Hildebrand Project at firstname.lastname@example.org
Led by Josef Seifert, the Dietrich von Hildebrand Institute for Philosophy and Realist Phenomenology (DHIP) offers advanced philosophy courses in-person and online.
The Spring/Summer lecture course Philosophie des Geistes — Mit Geist begins April 28 and runs through July 28. The Research Seminar begins on May 4.
See the welcome letter by Professor Seifert below for more information.