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 concerning financial security, health care, and education. Topics of interest include lifetime income, financial wellness, and retirement plan design; health care issues related to financing retirement health expenditures and health savings accounts; 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. 

Strategic Collaborations

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