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

Research grants: Filling important knowledge gaps

The TIAA Institute in partnership with the Pension Research Council at The Wharton School has launched a call for research proposals to support new research on retirement, retirement income and outcomes, health care dimensions of retirement, psycho-socio dimensions of retirement, and demographic comparison of retirement readiness and outcomes. The deadline for research proposal submissions is June 14, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET. For eligibility requirements and instructions on how to submit a proposal, please see the 2024 Request for Research ProposalsOpens pdf.

In 2023, we funded the following studies:

  • The Immediate Needs Annuity and Long-term Care Insurance (Leora Friedberg, University of Virginia)
  • The Life you Save (For): Experiences Dominate Goods in Motivating Savings (Cait Lamberton, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Children’s Saving Behavior and Parental Attitudes (Andrew Postlewaite, University of Pennsylvania)
  • How Longevity Information Can Shape Financial Advice (Olivia Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania)
  • Do Households Have a Good Sense of their Long-term Care Risks? (Alicia Munnell, Boston College)

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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