Université catholique de Louvain Chaire Hoover d’éthique économique et sociale Hoover Fellowships 2014-15 It is our pleasure to announce that the following grants will be awarded to scholars wishing to spend part of the academic year 2014-15 at Louvain’s Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics:
- one full Hoover fellowship of EUR 2000 per month (plus social security contributions) for a duration of three months;
- several honorary Hoover fellowships for a duration of one to six months with a contribution to housing and travelling costs of up to EUR 500 per month.
- 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.
- 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. Candidates for a full fellowship must have no professional income from other sources in the period concerned. At least some rudiments of French and an active knowledge of either English or French are required. 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, the stigmatization of social categories, critical political economy, the future of the welfare state, the destiny of the European Union, democracy and solidarity in multinational polities, intergenerational justice, linguistic justice, workplace democracy, transparency in collective decision making, 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.