MOA Conference Travel Grants now open

The George Feaver Young Scholars Fund, administered by the Michael Oakeshott Association (MOA), is seeking applications for grants enabling attendance at the fifth MOA conference to be held at the University of Tulsa in Tulsa, Oklahoma from October 13-16, 2011 on the theme of “Religion, Politics and the Future of Liberal Education“.

The focus of the conference will be Oakeshott’s understanding of liberal education and the contemporary university. Also central will be the possible relationships among university education, politics and religion.

George Feaver Young Scholars Fund grants are intended to defray travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the conference and are targeted at PhD candidates or early career scholars (no more than five years since PhD was secured) with an interest in the work of Michael Oakeshott.

Successful applicants will be expected to:

  • present a paper at the conference;
  • attend the entire conference;
  • submit a brief written report describing their conference experience

To apply, email (subject heading “George Feaver Young Scholars Fund Application,”) Dr. Elizabeth Corey (Elizabeth_Corey@baylor.edu) by April 15, 2011.

Please include:

  • a current curriculum vitae
  • an abstract of no more than 500 words of the paper you intend to present, if accepted

Potential authors should strive both to engage Oakeshott’s work on its own terms and to locate it in broader discussions about education, religion and politics. Papers that compare Oakeshott to other relevant thinkers are encouraged.

Candidates will be notified by June 15, 2011 as to whether their application has been successful.

For further information about George Feaver and the Fund, see George Feaver Young Scholars Fund.

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