CALL FOR RESEARCH PROPOSALS (Deadline for submission: Oct 6, 2019)

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Application Deadline

Type

Fellowship / research funding

Funding Amount

10000 - 100000 EUR

The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) is a multidisciplinary and open initiative that promotes research and practical solutions to empower people to make better financial decisions. The TFI is supported by a partnership between ING, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Deloitte, Amazon Web Services, and Dell Technologies.

The TFI will be awarding funding to original research projects that provide relevant impact-driven insights in the domains of people’s (financial) decision-making, financial health, and financial well-being.

The TFI is looking for applications for our two research tracks. The short-term research track provides funding up to €10,000 per project that can be completed within six months. The long-term research track offers funding up to €100,000 per project that can be completed within two years.

PRIORITY THEMES

1.      How (unexpected) negative life events and financial shocks relate to problematic debt, and/or to what extent insurance plays a role in this relationship for individuals/households

2.      Social networks, moral and social norms, small groups/local communities (micro-cultural contexts), and/or peer effects on spending and borrowing behaviours of individuals/households

3.      How digital technologies, digital identity and data privacy relate to opportunities and risks for people’s day-to-day money management and financial decision-making

4.      Dynamics in (financial) decision-making and relationships between or across generations: impact on financial outcomes at the individual/household level

5.      Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and human financial behaviours across space and time: the impact on financial decision-making and financial well-being

6.      The sharing and circular economy: motives, risks and benefits for people’s (financial) lives

We are open to submissions outside the themes mentioned above, as long as the proposal is relevant for people’s (financial) decision-making and/or financial well-being. In this case, please indicate your proposal to be a wildcard submission.

Please find all details and specifications about this call here. Submissions are due by October 6, 2019.

How to apply?

For the purpose of this call, we use the Management System EasyChair. Please submit your proposal through this link, selecting the track relevant for your submission: Short Term Project Proposals or Long Term Project Proposals. The application form for each track is available for download in the EasyChair environment. Incomplete applications/submission forms will not be considered for selection. If you do not have an EasyChair account yet, you will be asked to create one (it takes approx. 3 minutes).

Have questions about your submission?

We have set up some telephone conference sessions to answer any questions you may have about your submission. Register below to take part:

Thursday 22 August, 4 pm – 5 pm (CEST)  Register here

Wednesday 28 August, 10 am – 11 am (CEST)  Register here

Tuesday 3 September, 1 pm – 2 pm (CEST) Register here

More Information

Posted on

Application Deadline

Type

Fellowship / research funding

Funding Amount

10000 - 100000 EUR

Netherlands