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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) is an Stanford University, California, that offers a residential postdoctoral fellowship program for scientists and scholars—from the United States and abroad—studying "the five core social and behavioral disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology".[1][2]

Its campus is 19,600 square feet (1,820 m2) with ample space for hosting groups of researchers. It has 54 studies, meeting rooms, a conference hall, a kitchen, and dining room with a private chef.[3]


  • History 1
  • Fellows 2
    • Notable fellows 2.1
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The Center was founded in 1954 by the Ford Foundation.[4] The American educator Ralph W. Tyler served as the center's first director from 1954 to 1966.[5] The CASBS buildings were designed by William Wurster, a local architect.[3]

Earlier, fellow selection was a closed process; new fellows were nominated by former fellows. However, since 2007, the center opened up the fellow selection process to applications. In 2008 it became officially part of Stanford University and reports to the Vice-Provost and Dean of Research.[6][7]

The Center is one of the eight members of Some Institutes for Advanced Study (SIAS).


Each class of fellows numbers about 40 people. In the first 40 years of its existence it supported about 2,000 scientists and scholars.[8]

Notable fellows

The Institute has been home to notable scholars, including:


  1. ^ "History". Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Debora Hammond (2003). The science of synthesis: exploring the social implications of general systems theory. University Press of Colorado, 2003. p.168.
  3. ^ a b "Facilities". CASBS. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Early Years and Mission". Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  5. ^ Alasdair A. MacDonald, A. H. Huussen (2004). Scholarly environments: centres of learning and institutional contexts, 1560-1960. Peeters Publishers, p.173
  6. ^ "Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences Seeks fellowship applications". Stanford Report. 9 April 2008. 
  7. ^
  8. ^ Stanford University News Service (415) 723-2558, Ralph Tyler, one of century's foremost educators, dies at 91
  9. ^ Shmuel Noah Eisenstadt (1963). The political systems of empires. p. LXX
  10. ^ Émile Durkheim, Marcel Mauss (1963). Durkheim/Mauss: Primitive Classification. p. XLVIII
  11. ^ "Spectrum Policy: Property or Commons?". Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ Edmund Janes James, Roland Post Falkner, Henry Rogers Seager (1964). Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science: Volumes 351-356. p.195

External links

  • Center for Advanced Study website

  • List of CASBS Fellows

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