Retirement Income Institute—Call for Proposals to Fund Scholarly Works in Progress

January 21, 2021

The Retirement Income Institute’s (“Insti­tute”) mission is to create a bridge from ideas, research, and evidence to action related to protected lifetime income — by retirement savers, the Alliance for Lifetime Income’s member companies, employer plan sponsors, financial professionals, and other key participants in the U.S.’s retirement ecosystem. 

The Institute seeks proposals from interested scholars, practitioners, and others from economics, finance, behavioral sciences, law, statistics, marketing, management and related fields who are engaged in a current, ongoing, and original scholarly research project that is empirical, experimental, or otherwise evidence ­based. The project must be already in progress. 

The project must be appropriate in quality and content for publication in a scholarly journal in the author’s discipline (e.g., economists in economic journals, legal scholars in law reviews). Projects for which all necessary data have been collected prior to the submission of a proposal will receive priority consideration. Further, the Institute’s grant moneys cannot be used to fund over­ head or other indirect costs. The Institute’s expectation is that funds will be used to pay for personnel directly engaged in the project (i.e., research staff, not administrative staff), software tools necessary for data analysis, or similar purposes directly involved with the completion of the research project. 

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 1, 2021; however, the Institute will favor earlier submissions with faster completion dates. Proposals sub­mitted prior to April 15, 2020, will be eligible for up to a $25,000 grant. Proposals submit­ ted prior to September 1, 2020, will be eli­gible for up to a $20,000 grant. Proposals submitted after September 1, 2020 

Dollar Amount: up to $25,000 

Eligibility: Varies 

Full RFP:  

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