2023-24 Extramural Mentored Fellowship - Call for Applications

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

The 2023-24 Fellow will conduct research on topics related to Social Security, retirement, and disability policy, especially focused on economically vulnerable populations. The fellow is to produce a Working Paper that conforms to SSA standards, along with an accompanying Policy Abstract and Research Brief, and to submit quarterly progress reports throughout the project.

Our goal is to produce high-quality research relevant to Social Security programs, policies and/or beneficiaries, as well as to develop early career researchers who can become principal investigators in the retirement and disability research fields. This fellowship will provide both funding and mentoring for scholars with an interest in applied research within the RDRC focal areas. The fellow will work in collaboration with CFS faculty, and other affiliated mentors.

Application Submission
For full consideration, submit your application by 11:59 PST on February 8, 2023. Submit online here . Further application details and a full list of funding opportunities are online at