The TIAA Institute supports research and thought leadership through its grants program.

Research grants: Filling important knowledge gaps

The TIAA Institute is partnering with the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to support new research on longevity and retirement, behavioral finance in later life, and innovative insurance products in later life. The deadline for research proposal submissions is June 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET. For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the 2023 Request for Research ProposalsOpens pdf.

In 2022, we funded the following studies:

  • Financial Resilience and Annuity Demand (Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Racial Disparities in Overdue Debt Among Older Adults (Mingli Zhong, Urban Institute)
  • Using Behavioral Economics to Ease the Burden of Student Loan Debt (Stephen Shore, Georgia State University)
  • Building Pathways Toward Financial Wellness (Jennifer Coats, Colorado State University)

Strategic Collaborations

The TIAA Institute collaborates with leading organizations, such as the Pension Research Council, to fund research and advance knowledge in our areas of focus, including the behavioral dimensions of financial wellness.

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