About Steven H. Sandell

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 scholars from all academic disciplines and senior scholars working in a new area 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

Grant Awards

Up to two grants of $45,000 are awarded based upon the quality of the applicant’s proposal and his or her proposed budget. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within one year of the award. A select group of grant winners will be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC or Baltimore.


The submission deadline for the 2014 Sandell Grant Program was February 14, 2014. View the proposal guidelines and budget matrix.


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

Previous Awardees

2013 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2012 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2011 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2010 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2009 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2008 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

2007 Sandell Grant Program Recipients

Where are they now?

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