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About the Program

The Center offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and 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 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 sciences.

We expect Fellows to ask challenging questions of themselves and others. We also expect Fellows to work hard on their scholarly pursuits. Individuals who have been here often describe their center experience as productive, transformative and the best year of their entire career.  In addition, we expect members of group projects to define metrics for "success," and periodically to evaluate their progress according to those metrics. Read more


Applications will be accepted for the 2014-15 fellowship year from June 27 through October 3, 2013. Although not required, we are especially interested in hosting individuals and groups whose work would fit into one of several broad themes:

  • "The Motivated Mind" - research on incentives, education, learning, cognitive development, and related topics.
  • "The Future of Work" - research on the nature of work, unions, technological disruptions, the political context of work, and related topics.
  • “The Environment” - research to address the gap between society’s knowledge of the social and economic impacts of environmental degradation and the failure to act.
  • “Health Care System” - an opportunity to apply behavioral science to a national problem that they personally experience - underperformance of the US health system.

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Selection Results

Notifications regarding the 2014-15 fellowship selection results will be sent in mid-February 2014.