The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include:
• Social Security
• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security
• Wealth and retirement income
• Program interactions
• International research
• Demographic research
Up to five grants of $45,000 are awarded based upon the quality of the applicant’s proposal and the proposed budget. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within one year of the award. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD.
The 2017 Sandell Grant Program deadline was January 31, 2017. Download the proposal guidelines and the budget matrix 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 Sandell Grant 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.