Announcements – Prizes & Distinctions awarded to Max Weber Fellows

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Former Max Weber Fellows have been awarded these prestigious prizes and research grants:


Stelios Bekiros Stelios Bekiros, MWF (ECO Department) 2008-2009

Stelios has been awarded as Principal Investigator the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-CIG Marie Curie Grant at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB), 2012-2015




Tina FreyburgTina Freyburg, MWF (SPS Department) 2010-2011

Tina was awarded the SIAF Dissertation award 2012.

David Koussens David Koussens, MWF (SPS Department) 2010-2011

In May 2012, a Research Chair on Religions in Late Modernity was awarded to David, making him the first recipient of this honour at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of the University of Sherbrooke. David Koussens’s grant is a renewable Chair, worth 500,000$ over five years.

David also received funding by the Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes, Government of Quebecns, together with Pelland, Marie-Andrée (2012-2013) «Analyse des représentations sociales de la polygamie au Canada et de leur poids normatifs sur les récents débats juridiques».


Miriam Ronzoni Miriam Ronzoni, MWF (SPS Department) 2009-2010

In august 2012 Miriam was awarded a 5 year research grant (A Sofja Kovalevskaja Award) by the Humboldt Foundation, to conduct research on background injustice between states. The research group will analyse which kind of injustice takes place when the problem-solving capacity and the democratic accountability of national institutions is undermined by global and transnational phenomena, and which kind of (supranational) institutional regulation) can address the problem most successfully. We will be looking at phenomena such as tax and labour competition, trade governance, and the regulation of financial markets.

Rasmus Hoffmann Rasmus Hoffmann, MWF (SPS Department) 2008-2009

Rasmus Hoffmann has received a starting grant from the European Research Council (ERC) to study the causal relation between social status and health. He will return from the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam to work on this project at the SPS department at the EUI for the next four years.




Margherita Fort Margherita Fort, MWF ( ECO Department) 2006-2007

Funding from EIEF (2011) for the project “Childcare, Grandparents or Nannies? What is Best When Parents Are Away”, joint with A. Ichino and G. Zanella