[SydPhil] Second Call for Small Grant Proposals: God and Consciousness in Indian Traditions

FRANCISCO MARIANO assismariano at ufrn.edu.br
Wed Dec 13 14:26:50 AEDT 2023

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*Deadline*: January 5, 2024

*Website*: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/ll4aC1WLPxc607yV6tLi2Sf?domain=god-and-consciousness.com

The project Concepts of God and the Variety of Theisms in Indian
Traditions: Towards a Theistic Theory of Consciousness
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M_t1C2xMQziV4NqMVi1vJG6?domain=god-and-consciousness.com> is an initiative that has as
general goals (1) to philosophically reconstruct concepts of God in Indian
theistic (or theistically inclined) traditions, namely from Vaishnava,
Shaiva, Shakti, indigenous or other religious perspectives on the
subcontinent, and (2) to investigate the extent to which issues explored by
such traditions can contribute to the philosophy of consciousness. It is
supported by funding totaling $260,000 from the John Templeton Foundation

As part of the project, we will organize a paper incubator
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/G0UdC4QOPEiznpNXzIWsWQG?domain=god-and-consciousness.com>: a systemized and sponsored
mentorship program designed to help junior and mid-career philosophers and
scholars of Indian studies to develop submitted papers proposals into
publishable articles. Each selected researcher will work in cooperation
with a tutor, who will help the candidate transform their text into a
high-quality publishable article. Each successful applicant will
receive a *grant
of 3,000 USD*. They will have 18 months to write their article, which must
be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal. Each researcher must present their
work in at least one of our three conferences
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/fk5OC5QPXJiMzVmBMCxFLlj?domain=god-and-consciousness.com> (a bonus of *1,000
USD* will
be given to those who attend the conference in person). The grant will be
awarded through bank transfer, on which bank and federal revenue fees may

Proposals must be written in English in the form of an extended abstract of
a maximum of 2,000 words, clearly describing (1) the problem that will be
addressed, (2) the context in which the problem has been approached
(preferably through a brief literary review), (3) the goal of the paper,
and (4) the way the proponent wants to achieve this goal. The proposal
should also contain (5) a list with the relevant bibliography. The general
intended approach must be consistent with analytic philosophy of religion.
Proposals must address some of the questions and general goals
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/kwBYC6XQ4LfPgn25PCLfkvI?domain=god-and-consciousness.com> of the project.
Applicants must be PhD candidates, or have completed their PhD within a
maximum of 6 years. We welcome proposals both from philosophers and Indian
Studies scholars. The proposal must be sent along with a summarized CV of
the applicant to god.and.consciousness at gmail.com by January 5, 2024. The
list of selected proposals will be posted on the website on January 15,

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