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Fall newsletter covers RDRC training opportunities, FY20 projects

MRDRC’s fall newsletter details fellowships and grants available for early-career researchers, FY20 projects, and researcher news. Read it here. 

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 $45,000 grants allowing junior scholars 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, 2020.

21st Annual SSA Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Meeting

The 2019 RDRC meeting was held Thursday, August 1, and Friday, August 2,  at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.  Papers, abstracts, and slides for most projects presented are now posted.

The schedule included keynote speakers Ron Haskins, Brookings, and Andrew Biggs, American Enterprise Institute.

Join us next year on August 6 & 7 (tentative) for the 22nd Annual RDRC Meeting.

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

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