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CUHK-Stanford University CASBS Partner Fellowship Program



(For CUHK Faculty Members)

Deadline: Friday, 3 November 2023

CUHK and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) have a Partner Fellowship Program which provides an opportunity for CUHK faculty members to take part in a residential fellowship at Stanford University that fosters interdisciplinary intellectual exchange and contributes to advancing research and thinking in the social sciences. Fellows represent the core social and behavioral sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, history, law, political science, psychology and sociology) as well as the humanities, education, linguistics, communications, and the biological, natural, health, and computer sciences. The selected fellows will spend nine months at CASBS, where they will meet with fellows from diverse academic disciplines worldwide. The program will strengthen their academic network and facilitate collaborations across academia, policy, industry, civil society, and government to collectively design a better future.

This prestigious opportunity is open to scholars in the behavioral and social sciences as well as those in other areas if their work has human behavioral and social dimensions. CASBS is particularly eager to receive applications from scholars who engage with the significant societal challenges that the Center focuses on, including Climate and Sustainability, Ethics in Technology, and Strengthened Democratic Governance; and the research methods that support them.

The Fellowship Program is now inviting applications for 2024-25 (Official visit period: September 2024-May 2025).


The ideal candidate for a CASBS fellowship is a highly accomplished academic or thinker (relative to career stage) and meets the following criteria:

  • Has a PhD, professional degree (e.g., JD, MD), an equivalent foreign degree, or has achieved an equivalent level of professional reputation.
  • Is at least three to four years past the doctorate or equivalent degree (CASBS does not offer post-doctoral fellowships). CASBS encourages young scholars to visit the Center after they have received tenure.
  • Is a full-time teaching appointee of Assistant Professor rank or above who exhibits a high level of achievement, including a strong record of research publications.
  • Is engaged in significant lines of research in a field of the behavioral/social sciences, or does work in the natural sciences or humanities that has important human behavioral and social dimensions.
  • Communicates clearly in English.
  • 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.

Scope of Support

The following provisions will be provided to the selected fellow:

  • Salary to be provided by CUHK (provided on the basis of leave entitlement and on leave granted)
  • Housing allowance to be offered by CUHK
  • Additional housing allowance may be considered and provided by CASBS upon request
  • Relocation allowance will be provided by CASBS. The value of the allowance will vary depending on the home location and number of accompanying family members (if any)
  • Research allowance will be provided by CASBS


Selected fellow(s) are expected to spend nine months during September 2024-May 2025 at CASBS under the program. They should apply for their own accumulated leave and academic leave (or sabbatical leave if applicable), and/or no-pay study leave to pursue the fellowship program.

Online Information Session

An online information session was held on 6 October.  To revisit the Zoom recording to learn more about the program and sharing of the past awardees, please click here.


Interested applicants should complete the online application form and submit it together with required materials to CASBS by  3 November 2023 (Friday). Applications will be considered by CASBS. Comments from the respective Faculty Deans at CUHK will also be collected and forwarded to CASBS for assessment. The selected applicant will be informed of the result via email in February 2024.

To learn more about the Fellowship Program, please visit the CASBS website.

Past and Current CUHK Fellows

  • 2018-19: Prof. Ying Yi Hong, Department of Management (Sharing by Prof. Hong)
  • 2021-22: Prof. Lai Kwan Pang, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies (Sharing by Prof. Pang)
  • 2022-23: Prof. Wilson Wong, Data Science and Policy Studies Programme (Sharing by Prof. Wong: featured story / video sharing)
  • 2023-24: Prof. Peter Ferretto, School of Architecture
  • 2023-24: Prof. Michelle Miao, Faculty of Law 


Please contact Ms. Olivia Kwok at the Office of Academic Links.


Last Updated on October 2023