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


Research grants: Filling important knowledge gaps

TIAA Institute Fellows and other leading scholars are encouraged to submit innovative research proposals on financial security, health care, and education topics.

This year Institute grants will support research in the financial security, health care and education areas. Issues of interest include financial security issues related to lifetime income, financial wellness, and retirement plan design; health care issues related to financing retirement health expenditures, health savings accounts, and healthcare sector workforce models; and education issues related to higher education workforce models, impact of COVID-19 on the higher education sector, and educational loan debt. Download the TIAA Institute Call for Proposals for more information

Strategic Collaborations

The TIAA Institute collaborates with organizations to advance knowledge in its areas of focus. The TIAA Institute is again partnering with the Wharton School’s Boettner Center/Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania to fund innovative research related to Americans’ financial wellness. We are now accepting research proposals. Download the TIAA Institute /Pension Research Council Call for Proposals for more information.