Philosophy researchers were successfully awarded $263,000 for an Australian Research Council Discovery Project – Minds in Skilled Performance: Explanatory Framework and Comparative Study – which will start in 2017. Daniel Hutto is the chief CI on the project and will lead a team consisting of Dr Michael Kirchhoff (UOW) also CI; and PIs Professor Shaun Gallagher (UOW), and Professor Jesús Ilundain-Agurruza, (Linfield College, USA). Ian Roberston, who completed an MLitt at St. Andrews, will join the team in 2017, taking up a PhD scholarship. A Post-Doctoral researcher will be appointed at a later stage. The project aims to develop an explanatory framework to characterise states of mind necessary for skilled performance, and show how intelligence and emotion affect performance. The research will draw on Phenomenology, Pragmatism and Japanese “do”, clarifying and recontextualising what they have to offer to contemporary thinking about skilled performance.