Abt Associates, under contract with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is issuing a Call for Research Proposals for the Financial Well-Being Research Symposium (the Symposium). The goal of the Symposium is to bring together academics, policy-makers, researchers, and financial educators from across a wide range of disciplines to enhance understanding of the factors and interventions that help people improve and maintain their financial well-being.
Ten researchers will be awarded subcontracts by Abt Associates on behalf of the CFPB to fund new research on financial well-being. The scope of work under each subcontract will include delivery of a research paper and a corresponding research brief and a presentation of research findings at the CFPB’s Financial Well-Being Research Symposium. Research must utilize the CFPB’s Financial Well-Being Scale (either from the Bureau’s public use dataset or from other datasets).