November 1, 2019



(Paid opportunity)


Stanford University CASBS Residential Fellowships in USA

The Center offers a residential fellowship program for scholars working in a diverse range of disciplines that contribute to advancing research and thinking in social science. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, and sociology) but also the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences.

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CASBS is a collaborative environment that fosters the serendipity arising from unexpected intellectual encounters. We believe that cross-disciplinary interactions lead to beneficial transformations in thinking and research. We seek fellows who will be influential with, and open to influence by, their colleagues in the diverse multidisciplinary cohort we assemble for a given year.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Education.
  • Humanities
  • Linguistics
  • Communications
  • The biological sciences.
  • Natural sciences.
  • Health Science
  • Computer science

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

9 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  •  International scholars are eligible to apply for this application program. CASBS welcomes international scholars, who must be eligible to come to the Center on a J-1 scholar visa.
  • 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 researcher—who exhibits a high level of achievement (adjusted for rank), including a strong record of research publications.
  • 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.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • 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 $77,000, but may increase slightly. 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.
  • Because of the high cost of living in the Stanford University area, the Center has established a minimum salary for those who are offered a fellowship. Under certain circumstances and conditional on the guidelines above, fellows earning less than $100,000 per year may receive a stipend that exceeds the standard 50% maximum contribution.

How to Apply

First Step: Fill in the form.

Second Step: Upload the required documents:

  • Full curriculum vitae (or résumé):
    -Your CV should include your educational and professional experience and a comprehensive list of your publications (you may include forthcoming work and works in progress.
    – if there are foreign language titles, please provide English translations).
    – Please also list any significant professional service such as boards or key committees.
    – Other relevant information includes significant honors, awards, and research grants.
  • Project statement: Your project statement should answer two questions:
    Question #1:  What is your most important work to date?
    Identify your most important book, book chapter, or article and explain why it was important—how it corrected a misconception in the literature, how it advanced subsequent thinking in some way, or how it filled in an important gap in knowledge.
    Question -#2:  What is your plan or focus for the fellowship year?
    Concisely describe the work you plan to do during your fellowship year. Address what is original about the proposed work and what potential relevance it has to contemporary social issues. How will your project “make a difference”?
  • If applicable, a statement of your project’s fit with our partner fellowship program (150–250 words).
    – If you feel that your project aligns with the research missions of any of the partner fellowship programs (CUHK-CASBS or Presence-CASBS), please check the relevant box to indicate that you would like to be considered for one of these sources of funding for your CASBS fellowship year.
    – you will be asked to provide an additional 150–250 word explanation of your project’s fit with the initiative.An applicant’s statement of interest in one of these fellowships does not bear on the CASBS fellowship selection committee’s ultimate decisions, nor does it guarantee that an applicant will receive this particular fellowship in the event that they are selected for a CASBS fellowship.
  • Two reference letters :
    Please ask two scholars who are experts in your area of interest to provide reference letters via the application website.  You should fill in their names, titles, institutions, and e-mail addresses and take responsibility for reminding them of the November 5, 2019 deadline. (This deadline is different than the November 1, 2019 application deadline.)
  • Your current base academic salary :
    In this box provide your nine-month base salary for the current academic year. Do not include additional increments for summer service, administrative duties, etc.
  • Your anticipated sources of financial support for the fellowship year:
    In this box identify possible sources of stipend and research funds for your fellowship year. These typically include sabbatical support from one’s home institution, awards, fellowships, and research grants from private foundations or government agencies.
  • Total amount of anticipated non-CASBS support:
    In this box please provide the estimated total support you expect to receive from your non-CASBS sources listed above.

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