The British Society of Aesthetics exists to promote the study, research and discussion of aesthetics and the fine arts from a philosophical perspective. The Special Project Fund is intended to foster projects that support the Society in fulfilling these broad aims, rather than primarily supporting the research goals of individual applicants. Specifically, it is designed to encourage projects that both: i. engage with constituencies outside the philosophical aesthetics community, narrowly conceived, and ii. have significant philosophical content and/or advance philosophical understanding of their specific field or object of enquiry.
As such, the Special Project Fund is designed to reward innovation in promoting the aims of the Society. It is not intended to facilitate bidding for more money for conferences than is possible through the BSA’s small grants scheme.
More info can be found here: http://www.british-aesthetics.org/spfund.aspx