Established in 2013, the SAGE-CASBS Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the behavioral and social sciences that advance our understanding of pressing social issues. The award underscores the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public policy and good governance.
“Social and behavioral science research has the unique capacity to improve human welfare in a way that other sciences cannot,” noted SAGE founder and executive chairman Sara Miller McCune and CASBS director Margaret Levi in a joint statement. “Social and behavioral scientists deserve to be recognized for the important impact of their work. Together, SAGE and CASBS are proud to present an award that honors and celebrates scholarship that generates new thinking and discussions, breaks through disciplinary barriers, connects with those outside the walls of academia, and advances solutions that lead to real social change.”
In 2020 we will recognize the sixth winner of the award. The inaugural recipient was psychologist Daniel Kahneman, 2002 Nobel laureate in economic sciences and author of the acclaimed book, Thinking, Fast and Slow. The other four winners were Pedro Noguera, the sociologist, education rights activist, and Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA; Kenneth Prewitt, former Director of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs at Columbia University; William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University; and Carol Dweck, the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
Kahneman, incidentally, was a CASBS fellow in 1977-78; Prewitt was a fellow in 1983-84; Wilson was a fellow in 1981-82; and Dweck was a consulting scholar in 2014-15.
In addition to a cash prize, the SAGE-CASBS Award winner will deliver a public lecture to be held at CASBS on November 19, 2020. Details about the lecture will be announced in summer 2020.
CASBS and SAGE seek nominees who represent the best of contemporary social science, who demonstrate sustained passion in their efforts to transform research, and whose work has positive impact on society as a whole.
Nominees must be distinguished academics and researchers in the social and behavioral sciences with a proven record of research and influence. The nominees can come from any part of the world and from any of the social and behavioral science fields, but the committee particularly values those whose contributions cross several disciplines. Of most importance is that the nominee’s work has transformative consequences for a significant arena of social, political, or economic life.
Access and submit the online nomination form on the CASBS web site: https://casbs.stanford.edu/2020-sage-casbs-award-nomination. The deadline for nominations is March 16, 2020. Please note that no self-nominations will be accepted.
The selection committee, co-chaired by Sara Miller McCune and Margaret Levi, will consist of four additional members. After an extensive review process, the committee will announce the SAGE-CASBS Award winner in spring 2020.
Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. A growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. www.sagepublishing.com
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. casbs.stanford.edu