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CUHK-Stanford University CASBS Partner Fellowship Program



(For CUHK Faculty Members)

Deadline: Monday, 9 November 2020

CUHK and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in 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, history, political science, psychology and sociology) but also 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 building equitable societies, enacting ethical technologies, and ensuring sustainable livelihoods; and the research methods that support them.

The Fellowship Program is now inviting applications for 2021-22 (Official visit period: September 2021-May 2022).


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 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 an academic faculty member, or an independent researcher, 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 ground of leave entitlement)
  • Housing allowance to be offered by CUHK
  • Additional housing allowance may be provided by CASBS as needed
  • Relocation allowance will be offered by CASBS. The value of the allowance will vary depending on the home location and number of accompanying family members (if any)
  • Research allowance to be offered by CASBS


Selected fellow(s) are expected to spend nine months during September 2021-May 2022 at CASBS under the program. Applicants are encouraged to consider a feasible leave plan before submitting their applications. Applicants may wish to refer to the CUHK Staff Handbook for the relevant regulations on leave and consult the Human Resources Office on leave entitlements.


Interested applicants should complete the application form from https://casbs.stanford.edu/apply/fellowship-application-instructions and submit it together with two reference letters to CASBS by November 9, 2020. Applications will be considered by CASBS and CUHK. The selected applicant will be informed of the result in February 2021.

To learn more about the Fellowship Program, please visit the CASBS website at https://casbs.stanford.edu/apply-casbs-fellowship.

Past and Current CUHK Fellows

  • 2018-19: Prof. Ying Yi Hong, Department of Management (Sharing by Prof. Hong)
  • 2019-20: Prof. Lianjiang Li, Department of Government and Public Administration (Sharing by Prof. Li)
  • 2020-21: Prof. Jimmy Chan, Department of Economics (Sharing by Prof. Chan)
  • 2021-22: Prof. Lai Kwan Pang, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies


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


Last Updated on 2 Feb 2021