SOPHIA – New to the Field Award

We are delighted to share news of the 2020 New to the Field Award.

The SOPHIA Network is keen to support educators at all stages of their career to explore the value of philosophical enquiry in their work with children, young people or other communities of learners. Ahead of our Network Meeting in Cluj, Romania 11th – 12th July 2020, we invite colleagues that are new to philosophical enquiry, to submit an application for our New-to-the-Field Award and join us in sharing their experiences with our diverse community.

The award comprises a conference slot, bursary and mentoring opportunity and is available to applicants who may be undergraduate or postgraduate students, newly qualified teachers, early career academics or any other junior professionals who are new to philosophical enquiry. i.e. those who have done some philosophy with children (or other communities of learners) during a period no greater than two years.

  • The conference slot provides the award winner with an opportunity to share their work-in-progress with the aim of receiving supportive feedback to enhance their practice.
  • The attendance bursary is intended to help those new to the field, who do not have access to institutional financial support, to participate in our community for the first time in the hope they may decide to join us long-term. The bursary worth a total of €50 includes membership of the SOPHIA Network for one year, entry to the 2020 Network Meeting and a grant of up to €500 towards the cost of travel and accommodation.
  • The post-conference mentoring provides up to a year of online support from an experienced member of the network, focussed on helping the award winner implement the advice they received during the Network Meeting and further-develop their practice in this field.

Details of the application process can be downloaded here.

Sophia New-to-the-field Award 2020 Flyer

Note the deadline for this award is Tuesday 31st March. The deadline for regular proposals for workshops for this year’s meeting remains the same (Friday 28th February).