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

Eligibile Research

Applicants must demonstrate that their proposal focuses on at least one of SSA’s research focal areas:

  • Disparities by race, ethnicity, and sex;
  • Addressing barriers to disability program and SSI program participation;
  • Economic security of program applicants and beneficiaries;
  • Understanding service needs;
  • Understanding communication needs; and
  • Addressing employment barriers for people with disabilities.

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