WESSI 2019-2020

Applications for the WESSI Workshops in 2019-20 are no longer being accepted.

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. Find more information on previous workshops.

September 27-28, 2019 — NYU Florence

January 19-21, 2020 — NYU Abu Dhabi

Application and Travel Information


Applications are open until July 8, 2019.

How to Apply

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) in the following pages.

If you are a graduate student, please include a letter of support from your dissertation advisor. If your advisor would prefer to send his or her letter directly to us, please have him or her email the letter to ssel@nyu.edu with WESSI Workshops 2019-20 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 August 1, 2019. 


Economy class travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for junior scholars whose proposals are accepted. 

For questions or more information, please email ssel@nyu.edu.