Project directors: John Greco and Eleonore Stump
The cluster initiative is intended to advance thought on the topic of intellectual humility by supporting the formation of interdisciplinary discussion groups that will (a) bring philosophers, theologians, and scientists together for regular conversation on the topic of intellectual humility as studied in two or more of the relevant disciplines, and (b) host outside speakers to meet with the discussion group.
Each Intellectual Humility Cluster group will have one cluster group leader and up to eleven additional participants. The leader will be a faculty member, and all the other participants will be faculty or graduate students. Leaders will receive $2,000 each for developing the syllabus, making meeting arrangements, purchasing relevant texts, and providing refreshments from the cluster grant funds for meetings. They will also be provided $3000 to fund two guest speakers, $3600 to fund books for participants, and $400 for refreshments for the meetings. The maximum budget is $9000. Cluster groups will meet at least 7 times, for at least two hours a time, in the course of one semester, for a total of 14 hours over the course of the semester.
In addition, any paper by a cluster group participant that arises from the work of the cluster group and that is accepted for publication before October 1, 2015 may be submitted for a prize competition. Up to five prizes of $1000 each will be awarded to eligible papers. Eligible papers should be sent to Humility@slu.edu by October 15, 2015.
Leaders: Applicants for position of leader of a cluster group should send a letter of intent not exceeding 500 words, along with a CV and brief budget to Humility@slu.edu. The letter of intent must be received no later than September 13, 2013. Full proposals will then be invited on a competitive basis. The full proposal will include the names of proposed participants, a letter from each participant indicating knowledge of the conditions of the grant and an acceptance of them, and CVs of the participants. Full proposals will be due by January 22, 2014. Awards will be announced by March 17, 2014.
Applications will be evaluated by the project directors and the project ambassadors.
Questions about the application process can also be sent to Humility@slu.edu.