Retirement and Disability Social Policy in Residence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The UW-Madison Center for Financial Security’s (CFS) Retirement and Disability Social Policy in Residence Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary program providing mentored postdoctoral fellowships in the field of retirement and disability research. Funded by the Social Security Administration through their Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) , it provides renewable one-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients. Fellows will conduct research on topics related to Social Security, retirement, and disability policy, especially focused on economically vulnerable populations. The fellowship will provide both funding and mentoring for emerging scholars with an interest in applied research. The goal is to produce high quality research products, as well as to develop young scholars who can become future leaders in the retirement and disability research fields.

Postdoctoral fellows will work in collaboration with CFS faculty and will have access to a mentorship team from CFS or other UW centers, including the Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Center for Demography of Health and Aging. UW-Madison offers an outstanding training environment for postdoctoral scholars and a strong track-record of achievement.