Learn about funding opportunities and how you can collaborate with MEDSL and others in the field of election science.



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 upcoming event below for details on date, time and location, or follow the link to explore our archive of past events.

  • 2022 Election Sciences, Reform, and Administration Conference

    The 6th annual Election Sciences, Reform, and Administration conference will commence on Wednesday, July 27 and will run through Friday, July 29 at the UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. This conference brings together election experts from academia, state and local government, non-profits, and research institutes to develop empirical approaches to the study of how law and administrative procedures affect the quality of elections in the United States.

    The conference is an opportunity for participants to engage with cutting-edge research about election administration and to discuss the challenges facing state and local election officials. The conference’s collaborative atmosphere also fosters connections between election administrators and election scientists, as between junior and senior scholars.

    For more information, visit this page.


We welcome inquiries about becoming part of MEDSL as an affiliate institution or expert, or simply learning more about what we do.

Data Analytics User Group and Listserv

As the number of people providing data analysis to election agencies grows, so does the value of creating a professional community of election administration data analysts. We are working to jump-start a user group and related listserv intended for data analysts who work for federal, state, and local election agencies.  If you are interested in learning more or joining the group, please get in touch.


Election Science Teaching Resources

Over the years, there has been discussion about starting a database of resources and teaching aids for people who teach election science classes. We have begun to develop this database, which can be accessed at the link below. If you have questions about the resources offered, or have your own resources to contribute, please reach out to us.

Election Science Syllabi


Claire DeSoi

Job Opportunities

We are currently seeking a research associate; for more information and to apply, visit the MIT portal.


If you are interested in an MIT Undergraduate Research Opportunity, please contact us.