Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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Funding, Grants and Competitions

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Funding, Grants and Competitions

  • (New) ABC Project and Talent grants

    The Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center invites proposals for the ABC Project and Talent grants.

    Proposals for the ABC Project grant should be research proposal for 1 postdoc or 1 PhD student for 2 years (max. 250k€) with an interdisciplinary focus (involvement of at least 2 different faculties), preferably related to a visiting professor. Deadline: November 15, 2014.

    ABC Talent grants are for maximally 1 year (max. 100k€) and aimed at high potential research master students or post docs who aim to apply or have applied for a research grant to the ABC. Deadline: January 5, 2015.

    For more information, see

  • 2014 Essay Prize in Informal Logic

    The Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking (AILACT) invites submissions for the 2014 AILACT Essay Prize. This will be the tenth year in which the prize has been offered. Essays are invited on any subject related to theory of argumentation and/or critical thinking theory and pedagogy. Essays are to be submitted by October 31.

    The winning entry receives $500 ($200 more than in past years) and automatically gets peer-reviewed by the journal Informal Logic. The runner-up (should there be one) also gets peer reviewed for publication.

    For more information, see or contact Ben Hamby (hambyb at

  • 2014 Teorema Essay Prize for young scholars: "Belief without Evidence"

    The Spanish Philosophy journal teorema is pleased to announce an essay competition for young scholars, on the topic "Belief Without Evidence". The winner will receive 1500 euro, and the essay will be published and acknowledged as winner in the journal.

    Applicants must be under 35 on the closing date of the competition. Entries must be in English or Spanish, and not exceed 8000 words in length, notes and references included. All entries will be deemed submissions to teorema, and all quality submissions will be considered for publication. Entries must not have been published before, or be under consideration by other journals.

    All entries, prepared for blind review, will be submitted electronically in .doc format, and addressed to the Editor, indicating ?teorema EssayPrize? in the subject heading. Entries will be judged by a panel of reputed scholars appointed by teorema. Their decision will be final. Address for submissions: teorema at Closing date: 1st December, 2014

    For more information, see

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