Retirement and Disability Social Policy Extramural Mentored Fellowship Program - 2022-2023 Call for Applications – Due February 3, 2022

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Financial Security’s (CFS) Retirement and Disability Social Policy Extramural Mentored Fellowship Program is an interdisciplinary program providing mentored fellowships in the field of retirement and disability research to early career researchers. Funded by the Social Security Administration through the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium (RDRC) , it provides two extramural fellowships for junior faculty (those who are non-tenured, postdoctoral researchers, or those in dissertator status.

Fellows will conduct research on topics related to Social Security, retirement, and disability policy, especially focused on economically vulnerable populations. Fellows will be expected to produce a Working Paper that conforms to SSA standards, along with an accompanying Policy Abstract and Research Brief, and quarterly progress reports.

The goal is to produce high-quality research products, as well as to develop early career researchers who can become principal investigators in the retirement and disability research fields. The fellowship will provide both funding and mentoring for researchers with an interest in applied research that is of relevance to Social Security programs and/or beneficiaries. The fellows will work in collaboration with CFS faculty, and other affiliated mentors.