Research & Publications

The Center supports faculty research in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology in many ways. This support has helped Washington University faculty produce a multitude of books, journal articles, and publications. A list of these journal articles, scholarly volumes, and academic books, can be found in the sponsored projects publications listing.  We recently started a Weidenbaum Center Working Paper Series to highlight other important research and reports. This series includes both academic work in progress by faculty and reports written in plain language intended for the broader public. 

The Incubator for Transdisciplinary Futures (ITF), a signature initiative of the Arts & Sciences Strategic Plan, was created to catalyze and support bold collaborations that foster the future of scholarly inquiry. ITF achieves its mission to nurture innovative academic configurations in part by funding multiyear thematic clusters and programmatic grants. These clusters and grants bring together faculty from across Washington University to collaborate on novel ideas, unprecedented learning opportunities, and possible solutions to the world’s most critical issues. The ITF Co-Director is Weidenbaum Center Resident Fellow, Betsy Sinclair. For more information on ITF and those faculty members awarded funding in its first year, please visit: ITF First Round of Funded Projects 

Murray Weidenbaum Center Scholars Program

The Murray Weidenbaum Center Scholars Program was established to honor Center Founder Murray Weidenbaum. The program funds Washington University undergraduate students who work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The program provides a rewarding experience that allows students to be more deeply engaged in research, to develop greater expertise in a field of study, and to learn more about the practice of research from faculty mentors.

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The Weidenbaum Center Survey

The Weidenbaum Center Survey provides university faculty access to a national survey three times a year (November, March, and June). Faculty submit proposals for batteries of questions to be placed on the WCS. Cutting-edge social science research problems and advanced survey methods are given priority. For more information on question submission, please contact Weidenbaum Center WCS Project Manager Taylor Carlson.

Taylor also helps run the once-per-year survey, The American Social Survey (TASS). Contact her with any questions about TASS.



Faculty Research

The Center supports faculty research in the Departments of Economics, Political Science, and Sociology in many ways: 

- Faculty Research Grants 
- Government and Private Foundation Grants 
- Grant Administration 
- Survey Research 
- Faculty Workshops & Scholarly Visits 
- Faculty Research Fellows 
- Post-Doctoral & Graduate Research Fellows 

learn about our research & support opportunities

Weidenbaum Center Archival Information