Grants for Retirement Research

“Senior” and “junior” in research funding contexts usually means time since PhD was granted, often less than 5 years for junior. There is an implied age barrier which is sometimes not so implied with cutoff ages of 35 or 40 years old.

Many people are trapped in the in-between. Support for new scholars or scientists is a recent phenomenon, needed but nothing is available for those who struggled without assistance trying to establish a career. And, most grants are available only to those established at an academic institution or with an established non-profit. There is a real need to support good and valuable ideas outside these limitations, too.

Application deadline: 3/31/2007

The Boston College Center for Retirement Research is soliciting proposals for the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program in Retirement Research. The Sandell Grant Program provides opportunities for junior scholars from a wide variety of academic disciplines and senior scholars working in a new area to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Topic areas include: (1) Social Security and retirement; (2) macroeconomic analyses of Social Security; (3) wealth and retirement income; (4) program interactions; (5) international research; and (6) demographic research.

Up to five grants of $40,000 are available to researchers with a Ph.D. or comparable credentials affiliated with an academic institution or research organization. Successful applicants are required to complete the research project outlined in their proposal and to present the results to U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in Washington, D.C. within one year.

Grant guidelines can be found at: www.bc.edu/crr/sandellguidelines.shtml. All applications must be submitted through the online system. The application deadline is March 31, 2007.

For more information or questions about the Sandell Grant Program, please contact Paige Eppenstein at e-mail: eppenste AT bc DOTedu or 617.552.1092.

The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

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Web Site : http://www.bc.edu/crr/application.cgi
Center for Retirement Research, Boston College


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