Friday, October 23, 2015

Apply for the Steven H. Sandell Grant Program via the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College


Submit Your Application

Submit Letter of Support

About Steven H. Sandell

The Center for Retirement Research sponsors the annual Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include:

• Social Security

• Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security

• Wealth and retirement income

• Program interactions

• International research

• Demographic research

Grant Awards

Up to three grants of $45,000 are awarded based upon the quality of the applicant’s proposal and his or her proposed budget. Applicants are required to complete the research outlined in the proposal within one year of the award. Grant recipients may be required to present their work to the Social Security Administration in Washington, DC or Baltimore.


The 2016 Sandell Grant Program deadline will be January 31, 2016. Please use the application forms at the top of this page. View the proposal guidelines and the budget matrix.


Please contact Marina Tsiknis with any questions about the Sandell Grant Program at 617-552-1092 or

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