We would like to acknowledge the many philosophers and teachers throughout Australasia that supported this grant application. Without their support this project would not have happened.
The following grants are now available;
1. New Philosothons: Subsidies are available for schools to help cover the costs associated with starting up their own local Philosothon involving other schools in their area. Priority will be given to schools catering for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and regional areas. New Philosothons will be established in regions that do not yet have any; including the ACT, New Zealand, the Northern Territory, Singapore, South Australia, and Tasmania.
2. Travel Subsidies: Subsidies will be provided to enable students/staff from remote locations to travel and participate in National Philosothons. Judges and Community of Inquiry Facilitators recruited and trained up: Teacher training and professional development will be organised to allow post-graduate university students in philosophy and primary and secondary school philosophy teachers to be trained in the Community of Inquiry pedagogy which, in turn, enables them to act as Judges and Facilitators in Philosothons.
3. A monetary prize will be provided for the winning school in the annual Australasian Philosothon.
4. Funding is available to assist teachers to receive Level 1 training in order for them to be better equipped to facilitate Community of Inquiries at a Philosothon.
5. Philosophers and teachers will be paid for developing age appropriate engaging resources for Communities of Inquiry. These resources will be used as stimulus material for Philosothons. A website will be developed to house these resources and enable access for all participants.
6. Research and Project evaluation: Research will be conducted and reported on the benefits and findings of the Philosothon Project and published in reputable scholarly and open access publications such as peer-reviewed journals as well as Philosophy magazines.
7. Honorarium will be available to Philosothon organisers to pay judges and facilitators to assist them to cover travel costs or fee for service where they assist in the successful running of a Philosothon.
Contact: Project co-ordinator Mr Matthew Wills (e) firstname.lastname@example.org | Ph: +61 (0)400 029 660 | FAPSA Website: http://fapsa.org.au/ This project was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton Religion Trust. The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton Religion Trust.