Ruth Mason Awarded Max Planck Fellowship

Ruth Mason Awarded Max Planck Fellowship

The Max Planck Society has awarded Ruth Mason of UVA School of Law the Max Planck Law Fellowship. Mason will work at Max Planck’s Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and its Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, both located in Munich, Germany.

“The Max Planck Society is one of the most important research institutions in the world, so this is a great honor,”said Mason in the announcement.“The Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance has been on my radar for as long as I’ve been a tax professor, and I’ve visited the institute many times to give talks and to attend conferences. But this fellowship represents a special opportunity for deep collaboration with other scholars and to mentor the brightest up-and-coming doctoral and postdoctoral students.”

Founded in 1948, the Max Planck Society conducts research in natural and life sciences and the humanities. Election as a law fellow is the highest honor that organization awards to scholars working outside of the society. Elected fellows head a fully funded joint research project. Mason will spend half a year in residence at each institute researching the role of interstate solidarity in federations.

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