Announcements

Award Announcement 11.18.23

The Adversarial Collaboration Project at University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the 2024 Brian Labatte Open-minded Early Career Researchers Award.

This award provides up to $5000 to support data collection for a pair or small team of early career researchers in behavioral science (broadly defined) to conduct an adversarial collaboration research project.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must be a pair or small team of early career researchers (graduate students or postdoctoral scholars, although exceptional undergraduates will be considered also).
  2. The data collection must support an adversarial collaboration among the research pair or team. Read more about adversarial collaborations here. Adversaries must be willing to preregister their opposing predictions prior to data collection.
  3. Priority will be given to projects that have applied or practical significance.

To apply, email adcollabproject@sas.upenn.edu, including the CVs of applicants and a ~one-page letter describing:

  1. The scholarly debate under question and the different adversarial sides of the debate
  2. The proposed study (or studies)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting February 1st

Congrats to Max Primbs and Paul Connor for receiving the 2023 Brian Labatte Open-minded Early Career Researchers Award! 11.14.23

We are pleased to award the Brian Labatte Open-minded Early Career Researchers Award to Maximilian Primbs and Paul Connor, who will be conducting an adversarial collaboration on the Bias of Crowds model of implicit bias. Congrats both! We look forward to seeing your results!

The Adversarial Collaboration Project covered in Times Higher Education 9.27.23

 

‘Adversarial collaboration’ makes feuding scholars work together

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Call for Funding Proposals 3.1.23

The Adversarial Collaboration Project at University of Pennsylvania invites proposals to conduct adversarial collaborations on long-standing, impactful scholarly debates in behavioral science. We anticipate supporting six to ten teams, with research budgets between $5,000 and $20,000.

Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be a pair or small team of scholars with competing hypotheses. We also encourage the inclusion of neutral third party moderators, but can help to set that up if needed.
  2. The funds must be used to support data collection for an adversarial collaboration.
  3. Adversaries must preregister their competing predictions.

Priority will be given to projects that have applied or practical significance. The journals, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology have put out calls for adversarial collaborations. We encourage submissions to these journals, but journal selection is up to the research team.

To apply, email adcollabproject@sas.upenn.edu, including the CVs of applicants and a ~one-page letter describing:

  1. The scholarly debate under question and the different adversarial sides of the debate
  2. The proposed study (or studies)
  3. Amount requested with short justification

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting June 4th.

Visit our Research page to see projects we have funded so far.

The Adversarial Collaboration Project covered in Penn Today 7.7.22

 

In the pursuit of scientific truth, working with adversaries can pay off

The Adversarial Collaboration Project, run by Cory Clark and Philip Tetlock, helps scientists with competing perspectives design joint research that tests both arguments.