The Mind Association supports and promotes research excellence in philosophy. It is responsible for the management and financial support of the quarterly journal, Mind. For a statement of the journal’s review practices see MIND Review Practices
The Association also supports philosophical research in two main other ways: by offering conference grants to help fund high quality, open conferences and workshops in any area of philosophy; and by funding research fellowships. From 2010 the fellowships offered comprise: up to three six-month research fellowships; and a 12-month fellowship, the Mind Senior Research Fellowship. In the academic year following the tenure of their fellowship, the Mind Senior Fellow gives a public lecture hosted by their home institution.
Membership of the Association is open to any subscriber to the journal, whether an individual or an institution. In addition to receiving Mind, members may attend the national philosophical conference (the Joint Session) organised with the Aristotelian Society and held each year in July at one of the British universities. The AGM of the Mind Association takes place at this conference and members are entitled to vote at this. If the member is an institutional subscriber, then an individual representative may be appointed to attend. A list of all individual members is published each year in the January issue of Mind.
The Director of the Association is Prof Miranda Fricker. Her address is: Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, 45 Victoria Street, Sheffield S3 7QB. (m.fricker[at]sheffield.ac.uk)
The Treasurer of the Association is Professor Timothy Chappell. His address is: Department of Philosophy, The Open University, MK7 6AA.
The Mind Association is a registered charity, number 269707.