SOPHIA – New to the Field Award

We are delighted to share news of the 2022 Local 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 Istanbul, Turkey 18th – 19th June 2022, we invite colleagues from Istanbul that are new to philosophical enquiry, to submit an application for our Local New-to-the-Field Award and join us in sharing their experiences with our diverse community.

The award comprises a conference slot, a free ticket (or tickets) to the conference, a year’s membership of SOPHIA and mentoring opportunity and is available to local applicants from Istanbul who may be undergraduate or postgraduate students.

  • 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 and entry to the 2022 Network Meeting.
  • 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 Local New-to-the-field Award 2020 Flyer

Note the deadline for this award is Thursday 19th May.