The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income research.  The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration and provides funding opportunities for doctoral candidates to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement issues. Priority areas include:

• Social Security

• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security

• Wealth and retirement income

• Program interactions

• International research

• Demographic research

Fellowship Awards

Up to three fellowships of $28,000 are awarded to doctoral candidates enrolled in an accredited program at a U.S. university. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC or Baltimore.

Submission

The 2015 Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline will be January 31, 2015. View the proposal guidelines and budget matrix.

Contact

Please contact Marina Tsiknis with any questions about the Dissertation Fellowship Program at 617-552-1092 or tsiknis@bc.edu.

Previous Awardees

2014 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2013 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2012 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2011 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2010 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2009 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2008 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

2007 Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Where are they now?

See what our previous awardees have done since receiving their grants.