Recognition

Eva Kittay’s pioneering work interjecting questions of care and disability (especially cognitive disability) into philosophy, and her work in feminist theory have garnered a number of honors and prizes: 2003 Woman Philosopher of the Year by the Society for Women in Philosophy, the inaugural prize of the Institut de Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft, the Lebowitz prize from the American Philosophical Association and Phi Beta Kappa, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Discovery, an NEH Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Guggenheim Fellowship (January 2014-December 2014.)
  • NEH Fellowship (January 1, 2013-December 31, 2013)
  • Lebowitz Prize Philosophical Achievement and Contribution awarded by the Phi Beta Kappa and American Philosophical Association, $28,000, 2013.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Center for Discovery, Harris, New York, 2011.
  • APA Grant for Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute, an initiative of the Association of Feminist Ethics and Social Theory. $20,000. 2005-12.
  • Alzheimer’s Association toward conference: Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy. Travel for junior scholars. $2,000 September 2009.
  • Association for Help for Retarded Citizens–toward conference: Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy (includes funds for speakers from abroad). $5,000. September 2009.
  • Grant from the Center for Discovery–toward conference: Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy (includes funds for speakers from abroad). $45,000. September 2009.
  • Grant from Metaphilosophy and Wiley Blackwell–toward conference: Cognitive Disability: A Challenge to Moral Philosophy (includes funds for speakers from abroad). $8,800. September 2009.
  • Award for Writing on Disability, from the Institute Mensch, Ethiks, und Wissenshaft, Berlin, October 2006.
  • Distinguished Woman Philosopher, 2003-2004, Eastern Society for Women in Philosophy.
  • Grant for Project on A Global Ethics of Long-Term Care, $5,000, Summer 2003, WHO, Ethics and Legal Division.
  • Justice and the Challenge of Disability, NEH Summer Seminar, Co-Directed with Anita Silvers at Sarah Lawrence College, Summer 2001.
  • Resist, Grant to Women’s Committee of One Hundred, “National-Teach-In” Support Project on Women, Welfare and Work”, April 1996.
  • The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY, Alumuni Association Annual Achievement Award, 1992.
  • Founders Fellow, American Association for University Women for Equality and the Inclusion of Women, 1989-1990.
  • ACLS Travel Grants for travel to Australia. December, 1988.
  • National Science Foundation, for Conference on Semantic Fields held at the University of Arizona, July, 1989.
  • Experienced Travel Grant, UUP, July, 1987.
  • Teaching Commendation, Spring 1986.
  • Exxon Educational Foundation, October 1984-86. For Women and Moral Theory Conference and publication of the proceedings.
  • Subvention, Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. For Women and Moral Theory Conference. May, 1984.
  • Research Assistantship Award, September, 1981 – May, 1982.
  • SUNY University Awards Program, Summer Fellowship, May-August, 1982.
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the World.