Center for Retirement Research Invites Proposals for Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement and disability research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues.

The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior or non-tenured scholars (within seven years of receiving their PhD) from any academic discipline to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues. Research focus areas include trends in disability and survey issues; informing long-term projections and models; state and local pensions for non-covered workers; actuarial adjustment of benefits; economic effects of totalization agreements; measuring sources of income; risks and resources in older age; induced entry; opioids; and claimant representatives.

Through the program, up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded based on the quality of the applicant’s proposal and the proposed budget. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within a year of the award. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., or Baltimore, Maryland.

For additional information, including proposal guidelines, a budget matrix, and two sample proposals, see the Center for Retirement Research website.

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Deadline: December 15, 2019