Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences seeks fellowship applications

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University is now accepting applications for residential fellowships during the 2009-10 academic year.

Since 2007, the center has invited scholars to apply for fellowships. (Previously, new fellows were nominated by former fellows.) The application form and guidelines are available on the center's website: Applications for 2009-10 are due by June 2, 2008.

Class size will be approximately 40. The center invites applications from scholars in any field whose work pertains to the social sciences, behavioral sciences or the humanities. Themes for 2009-10 are "Longevity" and "Science and Scholarship on Invisible Forces." (Applicants need not affiliate with a theme.)

Since its founding in 1954, the center has played a significant role in the careers of scholars. Following their residences at the center, 17 fellows went on to receive a Nobel Prize, eight received Pulitzer Prizes, 23 were selected as MacArthur Fellows, three received the John Bates Clark Medal, 11 received the Bancroft Prize, 10 received National Book Awards and 18 received the National Medal of Science. One hundred and seven were subsequently honored with membership in the National Academy of Sciences. While at the center, fellows have produced pioneering works, such as Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions and John Rawls' A Theory of Justice.

The center's goal is to continue to maintain this standard of excellence while improving cross-disciplinary interaction, depth of inquiry and application to real-world concerns.