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Fellowship Program on Employee Stock Ownership and Profit Sharing

15 January, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Fellows Program at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations invites applications for fellowships to study employee stock ownership and profit sharing and broad-based stock options in the corporation and society in the United States.  The fellowships will be awarded for the 2011-2012 academic year to outstanding PhD candidates or post-doctoral scholars or faculty in the areas of economics, economic and business history, labor studies and employment relations, law, management and business, public policy, and relevant social science and humanities disciplines.

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The general theme of the fellowships includes research on the idea, practice, and public policies involving broadening the ownership of capital assets in the corporation and in society, such as the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), as well as other approaches whereby consumers may have capital ownership of enterprises and individual citizens may have access to broader opportunities for capital acquisition in the economy.  The relevance of these and other related ideas to the concept of economic democracy and democratic capitalism may also be examined. The Fellows are typically supported at their home institution but they may be in residence at Rutgers University.  The period and length of the fellowship may vary between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The fellowships may be used for research, travel, or living expenses. Fifteen fellowships will be awarded: four Beyster Fellowships in the amount of $25,000. including the J. Robert Beyster Visiting Professorship, five Louis O. Kelso Fellowships in the amount of $12,500., two Robert Smiley Fellowships in Economic History in the amount of $5,000. for archival research, and several other related fellowships. The fellowships would permit the student or faculty member to associate with several scholars engaged in this area of research and receive mentoring and support and assistance with datasets and archives from a group of more than fifty fellows across the United States.

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Applicants may submit the following information by email or letter by January 31, 2011 or February 25, 2011 depending on the specific fellowship deadline:

1) A statement of no more than 1500 words describing the proposed research project including its current status and broader significance;

2) A curriculum vitae;

3) Three letters of reference (included in sealed envelopes or submitted separately by email or mail.)

Address: Search Committee, Fellowship Programs, Rutgers University, School of Management and Labor Relations, Levin Building Room 216, 94 Rockefeller Road,  New Brunswick, New Jersey 08854.

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For more information, please email: beysterfellowships@smlr.rutgers.edu or fellowship_program@smlr.rutgers.edu or see http://smlr.rutgers.edu/research-and-centers/beyster-fellowship-and-fellows-programs Recipients will be announced by March 15, 2011.

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