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Nominations Open for 2023 SAGE-CASBS Award

The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University and SAGE Publishing now are accepting nominations for the 2023 SAGE-CASBS Award.

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The 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. The award underscores the role of the social and behavioral sciences in enriching and enhancing public discourse and good governance.

“Social and behavioral science research produces foundational and applied knowledge, expertise, and evidence that make profound societal impact,” noted SAGE Publishing CEO Blaise Simqu and CASBS interim director Woody Powell in a joint statement. “SAGE and CASBS are both deeply committed to the goals underlying this award – celebrating scholarship that crosses disciplinary borders, generating new ways of thinking, and advancing academically derived work that informs and improves society as a whole.”

In 2023 we will recognize the seventh 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 five winners were Pedro Noguera, the sociologist, education rights activist, and dean of 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 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; and Jennifer Richeson, the Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology at Yale University.

Kahneman, incidentally, was a CASBS fellow in 1977-78; Prewitt was a fellow in 1983-84; Wilson was a fellow in 1981-82; Richeson was a fellow in 2021-22; 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 in spring 2023.


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 selection 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.

The Nomination Process

Access and submit the online nomination form on this web page: The deadline for nominations is December 9, 2022. Please note that no self-nominations will be accepted.

The selection committee, co-chaired by Blaise Simqu and Woody Powell, will consist of at least two additional members. After an extensive review process, the committee will announce the SAGE-CASBS Award winner in winter or early spring 2023.

The Institutions

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.

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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