CFS is pleased to announce the release of four training and funding opportunities supported through the Social Security Administration’s Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC). The CFS Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is one of four Centers of the Consortium, all of which offer training and funding for research in retirement and disability topic areas.
The scholars’ projects investigate important topics related to labor force and employment across the life course, equity and access, and financial stability.
The Center for Financial Security Retirement and Disability Research Center (CFS RDRC) is excited to announce four different calls for proposals. Our training program offers many competitive funding opportunities. While deadlines may be extended in some cases, the deadline for priority consideration is February 3, 2022. Applicants may apply to multiple opportunities; simply complete an application for each opportunity of interest.
- Junior Scholar Intensive Training (JSIT) Summer Research Workshop : 2022 Call for Applications
- Retirement and Disability Social Policy In-Residence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program : 2022 Call for Applications
- Retirement and Disability Social Policy Extramural Mentored Fellowship Program : 2022 Call for Applications
- IRP Extramural Small Grant on Poverty, Retirement, and Disability Research : 2022 Call for Applications
U.S. Social Security Administration approves 13 major research projects, investigating a range of social insurance topics, including the Child Tax Credit, the geography of long-term care, the effects of COVID-19 on older adults, and improving trust among those targeted by scams and frauds.
The University of Wisconsin—Madison’s Center for Financial Security (CFS), as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC), has been awarded a fourth year of funding for $2.2 million from the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). One of just four RDRC centers in the country supported by SSA, the UW-Madison center has a particular focus on the financial well-being of economically vulnerable families, older people, people with disabilities, low-wealth households, and children.
“The pandemic has really highlighted the financial vulnerability of many families, and how important safety net programs are to keep people financially stable,” says CFS Faculty Director Dr. J. Michael Collins, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance in the School of Human Ecology and Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs. “We are grateful for the Social Security RDRC to be able to support this research, including work related to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 for disability, retirement and social insurance programs.”