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Disability & Retirement Research Funding Opportunities

All eligible persons are welcome to apply. Applications from individuals with disabilities as well as students and faculty at minority serving institutions and from under-represented racial and ethnic groups are encouraged.

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 Disability Research

Administered by Mathematica Policy Research

$28,000 fellowship (up to 4) for doctoral students writing dissertations on disability policy

Annual application period: November–February

Dissertation Fellowship Program in Retirement Research

Administered by The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

$28,000 fellowship (up to 3) for doctoral students writing dissertations on retirement income and policy

Annual application period: October–January

Current deadline: January 31, 2018

Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Programs in Disability Policy Research

Administered by National Bureau of Economic Research

$22,476 stipend for economics PhD candidates to conduct disability policy research

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

Annual application period: February–March

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programs in Disability Policy Research

Administered by National Bureau of Economic Research

$75,000 stipend for new PhDs and early career economists to conduct disability policy research

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

Annual application period: October–December

Current deadline: December 3, 2017

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 conduct retirement income and policy research

Annual application period: October–January

Current deadline: January 31, 2018

Summer Experiential Learning Fellowships in Disability Policy Research

Administered by Mathematica Policy Research

$6,500 graduate student fellowships to conduct disability policy research in Washington, DC

Annual application period: December–early February