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Media Release: Nominations Open for 2025 Sage-CASBS Award

The award recognizes achievement in the social and behavioral sciences that advances understanding of pressing social issues. Deadline Sept. 16.

Media Release

Contact:     Mike Gaetani, CASBS / Tel: (650) 736-0119

Stanford, CA (June 12, 2024) The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and Sage now are accepting nominations for the 2025 Sage-CASBS Award.

Established in 2013, the SAGE-CASBS Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advances our understanding of pressing social issues. It underscores the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public discourse and good governance.

“Social and behavioral scientists deserve recognition for the knowledge they generate, discussions they advance, policies they influence, and lives they impact” Sage CEO Blaise Simqu and CASBS director Sarah Soule wrote in a joint statement. “Through celebrating them and their work, which often crosses disciplinary boundaries, our organizations together reaffirm deep, long-held commitments – Sage for nearly 60 years and CASBS for 70 years – to enhancing public welfare and promoting successful societies."

Past winners of the award include:

  • Psychologist Daniel Kahneman, 2002 Nobel laureate in economic sciences and author of the acclaimed book Thinking, Fast and Slow
  • Pedro Noguera, the sociologist, education rights activist, as well as Distinguished Professor of Education and Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California
  • Kenneth Prewitt, former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Emeritus at Columbia University
  • William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Emeritus at Harvard University
  • Carol Dweck, the Lewis  and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University
  • Jennifer Richeson, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University
  • Elizabeth Anderson, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor as well as the John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's & Gender Studies at the University of Michigan
  • Alondra Nelson, the Harold F. Linder Chair and Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study

In addition to a cash prize, the Sage-CASBS Award winner will deliver a public lecture to be held at CASBS in spring 2025.

More details, submission criteria, and the nomination form are available here: The submission deadline is September 16, 2024.


Sage is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access, and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965. Today, we are controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining our independence and mission indefinitely.

Our guaranteed independence means we’re free to:
· Do more – supporting an equitable academic future, furthering disciplines that drive social change, and helping social and behavioral science make an impact
· Work together – building lasting relationships, championing diverse perspectives, and co-creating resources to transform teaching and learning
· Think long-term – experimenting, taking risks, and investing in new ideas 

Founded in 1954, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University is renowned as a place where deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities come together to confront critical issues of our time. At CASBS, boundaries and assumptions are challenged and cross-disciplinary thinking is the norm. The Center has hosted generations of distinguished scholars and scientists who, in the spirit of collaboration, form an enduring community that advances our understanding of the full range of human beliefs, behaviors, interactions, and institutions.

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