Kate Moran awarded Humboldt Fellowship

Will move to Germany in January to continue research on Immanuel Kant

Assistant professor of philosophy Kate A. Moran has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship to support her work on a book that explores how dependence and interdependence fit into Immanuel Kant’s moral philosophy, especially his theory of autonomy. As part of her fellowship, Moran will work with Andrea Marlen Esser, a Kant scholar and professor of philosophy at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, from January 2015 until the summer of 2016.

“It’s a great honor to receive the Humboldt Fellowship,” says Moran, who speaks German fluently. “I’m very excited about the chance to live in Germany and to work on my research. I’m also excited to have the opportunity to get to know the philosophical community in Germany better.”

The Humboldt Foundation grants more than 600 research fellowships for postdoctoral and experienced researchers each year. The foundation makes its selections based on a researcher’s proposal as well as their past work. Though the foundation allows for long-term projects, the timetable for research is flexible and allows as many as three stays in Germany within three years.

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