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Junior scholars & PhD candidates: Applications open for Sandell Grant and Dissertation Fellowship programs

Funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration, the annual Sandell Grant offers up to three junior scholars up to $45,000 in grants to pursue research projects in, for example, retirement income, older workers, population disability incidence, or retirement well-being.

Also funded by SSA, the Fellowship Program awards up to three $28,000 fellowships to doctoral candidates focusing on retirement issues and enrolled in an accredited U.S. program.

The programs are administered by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. For more information on these opportunities and to apply, visit the Sandell page or the fellowship program page.

Deadline for both programs is January 31, 2021.

Fall newsletter covers MRDRC highlights at the annual meeting

Four MRDRC projects were presented at the Annual Consortium Meeting. Read about them in our fall newsletter.

Miss the RDRC meeting? It’s online

If you were unable to attend this year’s virtual meeting or you would like to view some of the presentations again, videos, the meeting booklet, and slides are available on the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College’s website.

Financial Security Research Symposium webcast available

Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Social Security Administration, this event featured four panels of academic, nonprofit, and governmental experts addressing issues surrounding financial preparedness and retirement security.

If you missed the symposium, the webcast is now available. The schedule is also available.

Link for Panel 1 slides: Assessing Financial Preparedness & Retirement Security

Link for Panel 2 slides: Understanding Social Security

Link for Panel 3 slides: Other Sources of Financial Security

Link for Panel 4 slides: Future Directions for Research

Link for keynote slides: William E. Spriggs

Link for the symposium summary