1. The J A B Jacobsen Essay Prize is awarded from funds donated to the University by Mr Jacobsen, who was concerned to propagate a better understanding of life as a universal concept, in the interests of minimizing egocentricity, nationalism, and sectarianism.
2. The value of the First Prize is £1000. A Second Prize of £500 may also be awarded.
3. Eligibility for entry will vary from year to year, as advised by the Jacobsen Committee. The 2016 Prize is open to all current students registered for a research degree (e.g. MPhil; PhD; MPhilStud) in the University of London
4. Essays submitted for consideration should have a title and may be on a topic in any area of Philosophy. A candidate may submit only one essay. All eligible essays should be prepared for anonymous review. Candidates should separately indicate the College to which they belong and the degree for which they are registered.
5. Essays should be in English and not exceed 4000 words.
6. Essays should be electronically submitted to IP@sas.ac.uk with “Jacobsen Essay 2016” in the subject header by 2359hrs Sunday 18 September 2016.
7. The Prize will be awarded by the University on the advice of the Jacobsen Committee. The University's decision is final.