AFC/TAF/CKER/CAS Individual Grants Competition
Awarded by Society of Actuaries
To produce publications that will advance actuarial science, especially with regard to practical applications.
The project may be either theoretical or empirical in nature. A key criteria is that the project should have the potential to contribute significantly to the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science. The Actuarial Foundation, the CAS, the AFC and the SOA give preference to projects relating to current policy issues or having direct applications and those that further the basic or continuing education of actuaries. Proposals for innovative developments in actuarial education are also considered by The Actuarial Foundation, the CAS, the AFC and the SOA. More information is available from the website.
Individuals and groups may apply. Letters of Intent may come from practitioners, usually where the research project is not part of their employment; industry and university researchers; and academics. Graduate and undergraduate students are not eligible to apply individually, but may be part of a group in one of the above categories.
Projects should generally be of less than 1 year in duration
Varies, approx. US$10,000-15,000
Applicants must submit a letter of intent and an application form.
The Society of Actuaries, The Actuarial Foundation, Actuarial Foundation of Canada and the Casualty Actuarial Society and individuals.
The Committee on Knowledge Extension research of the Society of Actuaries, the Casuality Actuarial Society, The Actuarial Foundation of Canada, The Actuarial Foundation's Researchy Committee carry out research and education projects in actuarial science and study specific projects that could be advanced under this mechanism.