Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is offering residential fellowship program for scholars from USA and abroad. CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include 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. The application deadline is November 6, 2015.
Study Subject(s) CASBS Fellowships have been awarded to scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines. These include 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.
Course Level: It is a residential fellowship program for postdoctoral scientists and scholars.
Scholarship Provider: Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS), Stanford University
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: The ideal candidate for a CASBS fellowship is a highly accomplished academic (relative to career stage) — a major thinker whose work is consistently excellent, innovative, important, and influential. Specifically, the qualified applicant:
-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.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International scientists and scholars can apply for this residential fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Center 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. We seek fellows who will be both influential with, and open to influence by, their colleagues in the diverse multidisciplinary cohort we assemble for a given year.
Duration of award(s): In special circumstances a fellowship may be awarded for the fall or spring semester. Preference, however, is given to fellows able to stay for the nine-month academic year. This is because of the importance to all of our programs of developing a community and building relationships. They are most likely to be flexible with respect to length of stay for fellows who are members of group projects.
What does it cover? As appropriate, stipends for the academic year will be awarded to supplement faculty sabbatical support; a significant portion of the fellow’s total support is generally provided by sabbatical funds and external funding from awards and grants secured by the fellow. Except in unusual circumstances, Center stipend support is contingent on the applicant’s provision of firm assurances of matching funds. Depending on available funds, the Center provides stipends according to the following principles:
-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.
Selection Criteria: Several reviewers, including experts in the applicant’s field(s), evaluate each application that meets our basic criteria. The Center’s Fellow Selection Committee, consisting of members from the CASBS Board of Directors and past CASBS fellows, consider the best-rated applications for CASBS fellowship awards. Final roster decisions (for all scholars requesting consideration, including past fellows) take into account a range of criteria for cohort composition, including but not limited to: disciplinary balance, institutional diversity, and demographic diversity (race/ethnicity, gender, career stage, nationality, and geographic location). Please note that priority in individual applicant selection will be given to first-time fellows.
Notification: Notifications regarding the 2016-17 fellowship awards will be sent via e-mail in February 2016.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. List of materials to accompany individual applications:
-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
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 6, 2015.