The MIT Election Data and Science Lab established the New Initiatives in Election Science Grants in 2017 to encourage new approaches to the scientific study of elections and election reform. Each year, these grants fund systematic research on the conduct of elections in the United States by scholars around the country.
Applications for New Initiatives Grants are currently closed. Click here for more information about past grants, and sign up for the Lab's newsletter to receive notifications when the application period for grants reopens.
We welcome inquiries about becoming part of MEDSL as an affiliate institution or expert, or simply learning more about what we do. We have career and student research opportunities periodically as well (see below).
MEDSL hosts the Boston/Cambridge Election Science Working Group at MIT, a monthly gathering of faculty, graduate students, and other researchers who are interested in the scientific study of elections. All meetings are on the MIT campus in Room E53-482.
Our lab also sponsors conferences and workshops at MIT and elsewhere throughout the year. Click on an event below for details on date, time and location.
Boston/Cambridge Election Science Working Group5:00–6:30 PM
The Boston/Cambridge Election Science Working Group at MIT is a monthly gathering of faculty, graduate students, and other researchers who are interested in the scientific study of elections. This is the first meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year; it will be largely introductory information.
We do not have any current job openings, but please check back soon.
We are currently accepting applications for two fall MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunity projects: "Data Coding and Dissemination in Election Science," and "Data Initiatives in Election Science." Eligible undergraduates should apply via the UROP portal here .