Request for Proposals from Stanford Faculty
The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (CASBS) was founded in 1954 and has hosted generations of scholars and scientists who come for a year as Fellows. Fellows have addressed a wide range of specific problems, and have developed new policies and practices in fields as diverse as medicine, education, electoral politics, Third World development, and crime prevention. Following our merger with Stanford University in 2008, we want to extend this tradition by focusing on making behavioral science relevant to the greater community. As part of this mission, we want to engage Stanford faculty to use behavioral science to address important problems; many pressing problems that are now defined in terms of engineering, hardware, and biology (such as energy efficiency and the obesity epidemic) can in fact only be fully addressed by understanding behavior.
We seek proposals from Stanford University faculty for workshops that would address specific ways in which behavioral science can be used to solve important problems. We are particularly interested in workshops that potentially could lead to research programs or programs that translate existing findings and theory into useful products, policies, or procedures. CASBS has the infrastructure to help faculty organize and run workshops (ranging from one day to two weeks in duration), and can host such events in our three conference rooms and large meeting room. We anticipate allocating between $25 – 50K per workshop. We have a rolling deadline.
If you are interested in organizing such a workshop, please provide us with the following:
- Name and affiliation of the organizer(s)
- Topic of the workshop
- The ideal outcome from the workshop
- The disciplines from which the participants would be drawn
- The proposed number of participants
- The proposed date
- An estimated budget
Please send this information in a pdf file to Ms. Christine S. Duignan: email@example.com