The Social Policy and Social Work research team at the Centre for Sociological Research (CESO), KU Leuven, Belgium welcomes a young scholar to spend a research term of 2-3 months with the CESO team. Application daeadline is 1 June 2017

Candidates are international PhD-students, post-docs, or early career researchers whose research is situated in the broad fields of social policy and social work. Their research can be quantitative or qualitative in nature, preferably (but not exclusively) from a sociological perspective. The research term should result in a paper.

The stipend covers accommodation and travel costs.

Link to information about the Social Policy and Social Work team here 

APPLICATION:  Send an application letter explaning how the research term will be helpful for their/ your work, a description of the research project and the part to work on during the stay at KU Leuven, CV and preference for either spring or autumn. Send application via- email to the head of the research team prof. Wim van Oorshot:

Selection criteria will be academic excellence, and the broader fit of the candidate’s planned work within the research of the team.

THE TEAM Social Policy and Social Work focuses on the development of European welfare states, as regards their social policy design, their implementation through institutions and social interventions by social workers, their outcomes in terms of inequality, poverty, wellbeing and empowerment, as well as their social legitimacy.

The main expertise of its team members is in sociology, while in many of their
projects they cooperate with colleagues and institutions from other disciplines, like economics, political science, law, history, and public administration. The team is well connected to leading multi-disciplinary European networks in the field, as for instance, the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) and the European Institute for Social Security (EISS).

Professor Jos Berghman (1949-2014) The stipend is organized in commemoration of Jos Berghman, who was one of Europe’s leading scholars in comparative welfare state research. Until his untimely death in 2014 he was professor of social policy at KU Leuven and held a personal chair in pension policy.