CASBS Fellowship in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, USA

Applications are now invited for the CASBS Fellowship,a residential program in the United States. Both domestic and foreign scholars are welcome to apply. The award is purposed to support scholars studying Behavioral Sciences-related field in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. The winning candidates will receive a range of benefits including a monthly stipend for maximum nine months. To apply, the application packet must be received no later than November 3, 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University offers a residential fellowship program for scholars from this country and abroad. Since 1954, CASBS fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include the five core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology) as well as a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. CASBS is a collaborative environment. We aim to bring disciplines into contact with each other-to broaden scholars beyond their specialized training.

Award Value
Each of the winning fellows may expect to receive the benefit as follow:

  • A Center stipend is based on the fellow’s academic salary for the year before residence.
  • That stipend cannot exceed one-half of the fellow’s academic year (nine-month) base salary for that year and is additionally subject to an upper limit set by the CASBS Board of Directors.
  • The cap is currently set at $70,000.
  • The sum of the fellow’s salary from a home institution and a Center stipend may not exceed the fellow’s base academic salary for the fellowship year.
  • Fellows receive their stipend payments directly; the Center cannot assign a fellow’s stipend to a third party or institution.

Level and Area of Studies
Post-doctoral program in the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology as well as scholars from a wide range of humanistic disciplines, education, linguistics and the biological, natural, and health sciences.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible, all candidates must meet the given criteria as follow:

  • Has a PhD, professional degree (e.g., JD, MD), an equivalent foreign degree, or has achieved an equivalent level of professional reputation.
  • Is three to four years past the doctorate or equivalent degree.  (CASBS does not offer post-doctoral fellowships.)
  • Is an academic faculty member—or an independent scholar—who exhibits a high level of achievement (adjusted for rank), including a strong record of research publications.
  • Is engaged in significant lines of research in a field of the behavioral/social sciences, or does work in the natural sciences or humanities that have important human behavioral and social dimensions.
  • Communicates clearly in English.
  • Is someone who is very interested in participating in regular interdisciplinary conversations.
  • Is willing to commit to being in residence for the course of the fellowship year without conflicting commitments.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
The application should be made through the online system at the application link below. Please note, applicants must provide all of the compulsory materials as follow:

  • Full curriculum vitae (or résumé)
  • Personal statement (500 word limit)
  • If applicable, a statement of your project’s fit with one of our partner fellowship programs (150-250 words)
  • Two reference letters

Submission Deadline
November 3, 2017.

Website and Application Link

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