Université catholique de Louvain Hoover Postdoctoral Fellowships in Economic and Social Ethics 2017, Belgium

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2017

Deadline: Feb 28, 2017

Hoover Post-doctoral Fellowships in Economic and Social Ethics 2017-18

Hoover Fellowship in the field of economic or social ethics. Applications to be sent no later than February 28, 2017.

It is our pleasure to announce that the following grants will be awarded to scholars wishing to spend part of the academic year 2017-18 at Louvain's Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium):
• one full Hoover fellowships of about EUR 2300 per month (after deduction of social security contributions) for a duration of two months;
• several honorary Hoover fellowships with a contribution to housing and travelling costs of up to EUR 500 per month.
The selection committee will give special consideration to applications from underrepresented groups in academia (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) and from researchers who live in jurisdictions where academics face significant material or political constraints. Qualified researchers who correspond this profile are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Privileges. All Hoover fellows will be full members of the Hoover Chair for the duration of their stay. They will be provided with office space, internet connection, free access to various other services, some secretarial assistance, and help in finding accommodation. They will be welcome to take an active part in the Hoover Chair's activities and will have access to the University's seminars, lecture courses and libraries.
• Eligibility. Candidates must be scholars from outside Belgium, who hold a doctorate or possess equivalent qualifications and are active in the field of economic or social ethics broadly conceived. Candidates for a full fellowship must have no professional income from other sources in the period concerned. Proficiency in either English or French is required, and at least a passive knowledge of both is desirable.

• Domain. Scholars with an active interest in the main research themes of the Hoover Chair's members are particularly welcome. These themes include theories of social justice, theories of democracy, the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility, basic income and the future of the welfare state, the stigmatization of social categories, the destiny of the European Union, intergenerational justice, linguistic justice, democracy and solidarity in multinational polities, workplace democracy, ethical behaviour under extreme circumstances, social science research ethics, etc. Many of them are illustrated in the essays contained in the volume Arguing about Justice, which can be downloaded free of charge.

* Applications must reach Thérèse Davio by e-mail with “Hoover fellowship” as subject (therese.davio@uclouvain.be) no later than 28 February 2017.

They must include

1. a letter (in French or English) stating briefly
- your current research interests, and in particular what you intend working on during your stay;
- your linguistic abilities;
- your preferences as to the length and timing of your stay (between September and May);
- whether you are only interested in a full fellowhip, or also in an honorary fellowship;
- the names, institutions, positions and e-mail addresses of two referees from whom a reference letter could be asked if needed;
2. a detailed Curriculum Vitae.

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