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UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships 2022 - EOIs Invited

UKRI have recently relaunched the Future Leaders Fellowships (FLF) for 2022. The Future Leaders Fellowships scheme aims to develop, retain, attract and sustain research and innovation talent across UK business and academia. The scheme is open to early career researchers but it should be noted that the early career eligibility criteria are reasonably broad and inclusive in terms of years since PhD and the holding of an academic contract. The Fellowships are structured as 4+3 year awards, and they include the requirement for financial contributions from departments towards salary support in the later years. There is also a commitment to offer a path towards an open-ended research position by the end of the fellowship. The limits on minimum and maximum award value have been removed for this round (however, proposals with costs over £1.5 million total require additional justification).

In addition to inviting applications from within the department, we would also be interested in considering applications from candidates who do not currently work at UoW. We would therefore be grateful if you would forward these details to anyone who you believe may be interested in submitting an application and who has research interests which align with those of the department.

UKRI is limiting the numbers of submissions that can be made by institution, so all applications will be subject to a two-stage selection process prior to approval. For the first stage, the department is inviting expressions of interest to include:

EOIs should be submitted to Clare Simpson ( by 5pm on Tuesday, 23rd August.

Mon 01 Aug 2022, 18:05 | Tags: External Postgraduate Research Staff Funding

Professor Quassim Cassam FBA

Professor Quassim Cassam has been elected Fellow of The British Academy in recognition of his outstanding scholarship in the field of Philosophy. Each year The British Academy awards Fellowships to a select number of individuals who have received distinction in any branch of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Professor Cassam is one of only 52 elections from UK Universities to be announced in 2022.

The British Academy is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, seeking to promote the Humanities and Social Sciences by investing in research, engaging the public, and influencing policy. It was established by Royal Charter in 1902 and celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.

Professor Quassim Cassam FBA | The British Academy

Tue 26 Jul 2022, 11:30 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Black Voices Network Career Event Profiles Philosophy Department Alumni

A Black Voices Network event took place on 17 June 2022, which was the first open invitation, in person, alumni careers event, held with the assistance and support of the Department of Philosophy.

A distinguished panel of former alumni, including Vera Okojie (FinTech Analyst at Visa / Founder of Career Confident), Hodo Hassan (Policy Advisor in the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs), Shore Delano (Digital Project Manager at Magnum Photos/ founder of diverse theatre platform 'The Rendition'), and Gabrielle Oke (actor and visual artist) spoke engagingly to an enthusiastic audience about their career paths and achievements, and the challenges they have encountered on the way to their success. The session was chaired by Jude Folorunso (President of Warwick Philosophy Black Voices Network) and was supported by the Warwick Philosophy Black Voices Network with the generous support of Warwick Enterprise and the Innovation 2022 campaign. It is hoped that this event will become a regular feature in the academic calendar.

Thu 07 Jul 2022, 11:57 | Tags: impact, Home Page

WATE Success for the Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Department is celebrating success in the Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence 2022.

Congratulations to Adina Covaci, who is a Finalist in this year’s Teaching Excellence Awards. Adina says: In my teaching, I pursue 3 main goals: 1) to encourage students to see the importance of philosophy beyond the classroom; 2) to get students to do philosophy and be partners in the learning process, rather than just absorb information; 3) to create an inclusive environment where student well-being is central and all voices are heard. To meet these aims, I employ a variety of active teaching methods, I focus on inclusivity, and I promote holistic learning. I continue to stay curious about how I can develop as a teacher, and I thank my students for teaching me so much!”


Many congratulations to William Gildea who is a Winner in this year’s PG WATE category. In addition, both Giulia Lorenzi and Diogo Carneiro are both awarded Commendations for their outstanding contributions to teaching this year. This is an impressive result for the Philosophy Department PGRs, and a wonderful achievement for Will, Giulia and Diogo, who have all excelled in their commitment to both teaching and the Philosophy community in 2022. Further details here: WATE PGR 2022 results

Fri 01 Jul 2022, 11:27 | Tags: impact, Home Page

Warwick Dinner Party - A Culinary and Creative Delight Served as Part of Warwick University's Resonate Festival

Dr Eileen John led a creative collaboration with the CRPLA (Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts), MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) and Food GRP (Global Research Priority), to produce a richly diverse, collective table-setting of dishes from across the world, to explore – and celebrate – the importance and communal benefits of people gathering to dine together, and the powerful memories that sharing food and favourite meals can evince. Over 30 place settings were designed and displayed to a wide audience. The Dinner Party took place in April 2022 as part of the University’s Resonate Festival. The initiative was inspired by Judy Chicago’s artwork The Dinner Party (1971), which set a table to commemorate women in history. Thank you to all the contributors who made the Warwick Dinner Party such a success!

Fri 01 Jul 2022, 09:44 | Tags: impact, Home Page

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