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).

Call for Research Proposals for the Financial Well-Being Research Symposium

Key Information

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: March 28, 2019 at 11:59 pm (ET)
  • All submissions should be sent to fwb_symposium@abtassoc.com
  • $35,000 Subcontract for Research Paper for Accepted Proposals
  • No more than three submissions per author
  • Award Notification Date: June 2019
  • Financial Well-Being Research Symposium: November 13, 2019 at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)