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Junior Faculty Research Mentoring and Funding Opportunity

The Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research, in partnership with MRDRC, seeks retirement or disability research proposals that focus on the well-being of older African-Americans and/or disparities among different race/ethnic groups. Junior faculty and research scientists/ investigators are eligible to apply. These awards, for the period 10/1/2021 to 9/30/2022, are available through the MRDRC via a cooperative agreement with the SSA.

Details are on MRDRC’s Research Mentoring page.

Applications are due no later than Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 8 p.m. (EDT).

Miss the annual SSA Retirement and Disability Research Consortium Meeting?

Researchers from SSA’s four Retirement and Disability Research Centers presented their latest work in a virtual format, Thursday, August 5, and Friday, August 6. The agenda, slides, written summaries, and recordings of the presentations are available on the Center for Financial Security’s meeting page.

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