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Call for Proposals: Small Grants and Conference for Research Using PSID Data

The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), with support from the National Institute on Aging, announces a small grant competition. The competition will fund 4-8 scholars in the range of $15,000-$20,000 each to use PSID to conduct research on life course influences on later life health and wellbeing. Funded projects will generate papers that will be presented, along with other invited posters and presentations, at a conference to be held June 2017 in Ann Arbor, MI. Proposals that request support to analyze PSID's 2014 Childhood Retrospective Circumstances Study, which is described here, are especially encouraged. Applications are due February 2, 2016. For details see the full announcement here. Questions may be directed to Bob Schoeni

Disability policy fellowships available

Mathematica Policy Research is now accepting applications for two fellowship opportunities for graduate students conducting research related to disability policy. These opportunities are funded via the Social Security Administration’s Disability Research Consortium.

The summer fellowship program is an opportunity for students in Master’s programs or early in doctoral programs (predissertation phase) to spend the summer of 2016 at Mathematica’s Washington, DC office to learn more about conducting an independent research project related to disability policy. The last two years of this program have been highly successful, and we are looking forward to another fantastic experience for this year’s fellows. More information available here:

We are also pleased to offer a new opportunity this year. The dissertation fellowship program will offer financial support via a $28,000 stipend to students conducting doctoral dissertation research on topics related to disability policy. This program is geared to more advanced graduate students, and in contrast with the summer fellows program, dissertation fellows will remain at their home institution. This fellowship will run for a year beginning in or around May 2016. More information available here:

Applications for both programs are due on February 12, 2016.

Applications open for 2016 Sandell Grants

Junior scholars interested in retirement income, older workers, or well-being in retirement are invited to apply to the 2016 Steven H. Sandell Grant Program. Applicants must have a PhD or comparable credentials.

Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research also offers a dissertation fellowship program for doctoral candidates enrolled in an accredited U.S. university program.

Deadline is January 31, 2016, for both programs. Details here.