Created in 1991, the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics aims to stimulate ethical reflection in the research and teaching of the Faculty of economic, social and political sciences of the Université Catholique de Louvain; and to contribute to a clear and well informed public debate about the ethical issues that arise in our society in the various areas covered by the Faculty’s disciplines. The Hoover Chair awards some fellowships for the academic year 2014-2015.
“Next academic year, only honorary Hoover fellowships will be awarded.
* Honorary fellows will be full members of the Hoover Chair for the duration of their stay. They will not receive any stipend, but will be entitled to a contribution to their housing costs of up to EUR 300 per month for a duration of up to four months. They will be provided with office space, internet connection, free access to various other services, some secretarial assistance, and some 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. 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 future of the welfare state, the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility, intergenerational justice, linguistic justice, workplace democracy, transparency in collective decision making, the stigmatization of social categories, critical political economy, etc. Many of them are illustrated in the essays contained in the recent collection Arguing about Justice.
* Applications must reach Thérèse Davio (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 28 February 2014 by e-mail to
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;
– the names, institutions, positions and e-mail addresses of at least two referees to whom a reference letter could be asked if we find it necessary.
2. a detailed Curriculum Vitae.”