Research Funding

Graduate Student Opportunities with the Social Security Administration

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is excited to offer graduate student and faculty opportunities to participate in our small grant programs!  Selected participants for our Programs receive a stipend for their participation.  While these grant opportunities are available to all graduate students pursuing studies in accredited programs, we appreciate your assistance of distributing this information to our Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) student prospects.  We hope for strong participation from the MSI community.

Research Projects on Determinants of Life Expectancy by Income and Geography, and Implications for Social Security Policy

The National Bureau for Economic Research (NBER), seeks applications for research projects that deepen our understanding of the mechanisms explaining geographic variation in the relationship between income and life expectancy in the United States, by using recently released statistics from the Health Inequality Project. In this call, with funding support from the Social Security Administration through the NBER Retirement Research Center, we encourage proposals that leverage the newly released data to better understand the reasons for the strong relationship between income and life expectancy, its geographic variability, and its implications for interventions and policy.

Sandell Grant Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues.

Dissertation Fellowship Program

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College sponsors the annual Dissertation Fellowship Program in the field of retirement income and policy research. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide funding opportunities for doctoral candidates from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge research on retirement income issues.

Program Official

Rebecca Ell, MBA
Management and Program Analyst
U.S. Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Student Service — GAANN, McNair, TRIO Training
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
Email:  rebecca.ell@ed.gov
Phone: 202-453-6348

L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship

Deadline:  February 3, 2017
Award:  $60,000

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields and commitment to serving as role models for younger generations. The program is the U.S. component of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Fellowships. Celebrating its thirteenth year in the U.S., the For Women in Science program has awarded 65 postdoctoral women scientists over $3 million in grants.

L’Oréal USA partners with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to manage the program’s application and peer-review process. Each year, the program attracts talented applicants from diverse STEM fields, representing some of the nation’s leading academic institutions and laboratories.

APPLICATION

The 2017 L’Oréal USA for Women in Science application period is will open on November 28, 2016 and will close on February 3, 2017. You can learn more about the application process HERE.

IDeA-CTR Launches Funding Programs

Deadline:  Multiple Deadlines (January 2017)

The GP-IDeA CTR has announced two funding opportunities.  The IDeA-CTR Scholars Program and the IDeA-CTR Pilot Grant Program.  Download the RFAs to read the details for each program and their deadlines.

Pilot Grant RFA
Scholars Program RFA

For information regarding the Pilot Grant Program contact Dr. Howard Fox.  For information regarding the Scholars Program contact either Dr. Ted Mikuls or Dr. Lani Zimmerman