Oxford Studies in Metaphysics


In keeping with our mission to encourage research and publishing on topics of traditional metaphysics, The Ammonius Foundation acknowledges the importance of ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this commitment, the Foundation has dedicated resources to a competition award program, designed to recognize and promote excellent research and writing in metaphysics by younger scholars.


Sponsored by The Ammonius Foundation and administered by the editorial board of Oxford Studies in Metaphysics, this essay competition is open to scholars who are within ten (10) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. (Independent scholars should inquire with the Editor to determine eligibility.) The annual prize amount is $8,000. Winning essays will also appear in Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.


For a further glimpse into this unique Program, now entering its ninth year, please visit our listing of past winners of the Younger Scholars Prize, which accompanied by titles and hosted links to the texts of winning essays.


Younger scholars working in metaphysics who are interested in this Program should familiarize themselves with the current competition details, and address further inquiries to the Editor of Oxford Studies in MetaphysicsDean Zimmerman, at dwzimmer@rci.rutgers.eduor by regular mail at the postal address provided on the competition-details page.