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Retirement & Disability Research Funding Opportunities

Applications are open to all eligible persons. Individuals with disabilities, students and faculty at minority-serving institutions, and individuals of any racial or ethnic identity are encouraged to apply.

Analyzing Relationships Between Disability, Rehabilitation, and Work (ARDRW)

Administered by Policy Research, Inc.

$10,000 graduate student stipend for research on rehabilitation and return to work for SSA disability beneficiaries

Annual application period: November–March

Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Research

Administered by The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

$28,000 fellowship (up to 3) for doctoral students writing dissertations on retirement or disability topics

Annual application period: October–January

Current deadline: January 31, 2019

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Research

Administered by National Bureau of Economic Research

$24,324 stipend (up to 2) for full-time PhD candidates to conduct retirement- and/or disability-relevant research

Fellowship also provides limited funds for tuition, health insurance, research expenses, and travel

Annual application period: November–December

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Retirement and Disability Research

Administered by National Bureau of Economic Research

$80,000 stipend (up to 2) for new PhDs and early career researchers to conduct retirement or disability research

Fellowship also covers health insurance and provides limited funds for research expenses and travel

Annual application period: November–December

Steven H. Sandell Grant Program

Administered by The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

$45,000 grant (up to 3) for junior scholars to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement or disability issues

Annual application period: October–January

Current deadline: January 31, 2019