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The Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships

The Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships program for 2016.

The fellowships are in recognition of the scholarship and generous support that two of the founding members of the Board have given to the Journal: Paul Oskar Kristeller, the renowned Renaissance scholar, and Richard H. Popkin, the first editor of this journal and noted historian of skepticism.

Two awards of up to $4,000 (depending upon the project budget) are offered annually to young scholars in the history of philosophy to defray expenses while traveling to do research. Applicants must have received their PhD, but may not have received them more than six years prior to applying. Applicants who do not receive awards in one year’s competition are invited to apply in successive years.

Application forms can be obtained from the JHP website ( All queries regarding the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships should be sent to Professor Sarah Hutton at

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2015. Awards will be announced in July, 2016.


The Board of Directors congratulates the recipients of the 2015 Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships:

Samantha Matherne (UC-Santa Cruz), for studying the Ernst Cassirer papers at Yale;

Ruth Boecker (Melbourne), for studying the John Locke papers at Oxford.


The Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in the history of philosophy. Made possible by the generosity of Jan’s children and their families, this annual $4000 award is intended to further the research of a graduate student enrolled and resident in a North American Ph.D. program and working on a dissertation in the history of philosophy (all periods). The prize will be given to fund either

(a) Travel to archives or libraries outside of North America to pursue research for a dissertation in the History of Philosophy


(b) Travel to present a paper in the history of philosophy accepted at a conference or seminar outside of North America. [End Page 563]

An application should include a one-page description of the applicant’s dissertation topic and two letters of support. In the case of (a) (travel abroad for research purposes), the application should also include a description (not to exceed two pages) indicating what research the applicant will be carrying out abroad and how travel will further that work. In the case of (b) (travel abroad to present at a conference or seminar), the application should include a summary of the paper to be presented and a copy of the notice indicating that the paper has been accepted.

In either case, the prize is awarded for travel in the same calendar year as the deadline for applications. The winner will be announced in the first issue of the JHP for that year. The successful candidate is expected to submit a brief report (maximum one page) to the chair of the Wojcik prize panel, Professor Sarah Hutton

Electronic applications only. All materials should be sent to Professor Sarah Hutton at

Deadline for applications: January 31, 2016.

Jan Wojcik

Jan Wojcik served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of the History of Philosophy from 2001-2005. As a graduate student she had the chance to travel overseas to consult archives in Europe, an experience from which she considered she had benefited greatly. She would have wished other graduate students to have a similar opportunity for travel abroad.


The Board of Directors congratulates the recipient of the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for 2015:

Aaron Spink (University of South Florida), for travel to Paris to pursue research on the development of Descartes’s scientific method in the work of Roahault, Regis, and Gadroys. [End Page 564]



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