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
Up to five 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, MD.
The 2017 Dissertation Fellowship Program deadline was January 31, 2017. Download the proposal guidelines and the dissertation committee chair form to prepare for next year’s application. Review sample proposals that received awards: Sample 1, Sample 2.
Please contact Marina Tsiknis with any questions about the Dissertation Fellowship Program at 617-552-1092 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where are they now?
See what our previous awardees have done since receiving their grants.