Funding Opportunities for Junior Scholars and Ph.D. Candidates

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College announces the 2018 Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship Programs, funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration. The submission deadline for both programs is January 31, 2018.  Priority areas include:

  • Social Security;
  • Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security;
  • Wealth and retirement income;
  • Program interactions;
  • International research; and
  • Demographic research.

Sandell Grant Program
Sandell Grants provide the opportunity for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area to pursue research on retirement income and policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines. 

  • Up to three grants of $45,000 will be awarded for one-year projects.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online

Dissertation Fellowship Program
Dissertation Fellowships support doctoral candidates studying retirement income and policy. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines.

  • Up to three fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded.
  • Proposal guidelines are available online.


Oct 18, 2017

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