SBST — based in the Office of Evaluation Sciences at GSA — works across the federal government to apply findings and methods from the social and behavioral sciences to help the policies, programs, and operations of government better serve the nation. In its opening year, SBST has partnered with over a dozen federal agencies to design and test the impact of behaviorally-informed interventions within programs and policies using rapid, rigorous, and low-cost methods.
Fellows and associates work to creatively translate insights from the social and behavioral sciences into concrete recommendations and work closely with agency partners to structure and implement rigorous experimental trials capable of testing the relative efficiency and efficacy of proposed interventions.
Fellows are typically researchers with a PhD in a social or behavioral science field (e.g., economics, psychology, political science, statistics, sociology, public policy, etc.) on leave from positions at universities, government agencies, or other research organizations. Associates are generally pursuing a PhD in a social and behavioral sciences field or have a Master’s Degree plus two or more years of relevant experience.
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