Fellowships & Student Paper Competition

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is accepting applications for the 2013 Dissertation Fellowship Program until January 31, 2013. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration.

  • The Dissertation Fellowships support doctoral candidates writing dissertations on retirement income and disability insurance issues. The program is open to scholars in all academic disciplines.
  • Up to seven fellowships of $28,000 will be awarded.
  • The submission deadline for proposals is Thursday, January 31, 2013. Award recipients will be announced in March 2013.
  • Visit the Dissertation Fellowship Program online to view the proposal guidelines.

I’d love to see the Center also doing research on the ESG activities of pension and retirement systems and strategies. 

Additionally, the Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division of SSSP announced its 2013 Graduate Student Paper Competition.  Students are encouraged to submit theoretical or empirical papers that address some aspect of the interrelation of conflict, social action, and change.  The winner of the competition will receive a $150 cash award, a one-year membership to SSSP, conference registration fees to the 2013 SSSP meeting in New York City and a ticket to the SSSP Awards Banquet.

To be eligible for submission, a paper must not be published or accepted for publication.  Also, papers must be authored by a current graduate student (either solely or co-authored by more than one student) and may not be co-authored by a faculty member or other non-student.  The winning author is required to present the paper at a Conflict, Social Action, and Change Division session during the 2013 SSSP meeting in New York City, August 9-11, 2013.  Papers must not exceed 30 pages including all notes, references, and tables.  Please send an electronic copy of the paper and a cover letter to Maralee Mayberry at mayberry@usf.edu with the subject line:  SSSP-CSAC Student Paper Competition.

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