CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) Workshops BEIRUT & ABU DHABI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University and the Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at New York University Abu Dhabi are pleased to invite you to submit a paper/research design to the Winter Experimental Social Sciences Institute (WESSI) Workshops at American University of Beirut (Oct 26-27, 2018) and New York University Abu Dhabi (January 21-23, 2019). These workshops are organized by Rebecca Morton (NYU NYC and AD) and Amaney Jamal (Princeton University).  Note that the Abu Dhabi workshop immediately proceeds the Asia-Pacific Economic Science Association Meetings at NYUAD so it might be particularly attractive if you wish to combine both events.

Each WESSI Workshop aims to give social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science the opportunity to present their research designs and work in progress and receive personal feedback from noted scholars in the field.  Each will also enable students to attend presentations by these mentors, and learn from their research experience. Each mentor will present their own research and each student will receive feedback from two mentors.  Junior scholars who are planning or in the process of doing research in the Middle East region, broadly defined, or who were participants at previous WESSI workshops are especially encouraged to apply, but we are open to scholars working in other regions and new to WESSI as well.  The list of mentors for each workshop can be found below.

The travel (economy class) and accommodation expenses of junior scholars whose proposals are accepted will be covered.  Applications are open until July 1, 2018.  Interested applicants should submit a detailed write-up of their planned presentation (either a fully thought out and developed experimental research design or an extensive report of research in progress for which they would like to receive feedback) at the following link:

Sign Up for WESSI Workshops 2018-19 

If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your dissertation adviser.  If your adviser would prefer to send his or her letter directly to us, please have him or her email the letter to with WESSI Workshops 2018-19 as the subject.  Applicants will be allowed to apply for just one or both workshops, however, in order to make sure we have balanced participation, those selected will be invited to participate in just one of the workshops and will not be able to choose which workshop they attend.  Applicants will be selected and notified by July 15, 2018. For questions or more information, please email

Confirmed mentors at American University of Beirut (October 2018) who will be presenting and giving feedback to junior scholars on their research are:

Confirmed mentors at NYU Abu Dhabi (January 2019) who will be presenting and giving feedback to junior scholars on their research are: