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Overview of Academic Benefits

The Society of Actuaries sponsors several initiatives geared toward its members in academia.

The objectives of the initiatives are:

  • To foster two-way communications between the SOA and its academic members by encouraging them to participate more fully in SOA activities
  • To encourage academic contributions at SOA sponsored meetings
  • To encourage those involved in actuarial education to attain the ASA and FSA professional designation
  • To provide some financial support for the development of education and research programs in actuarial science
  • To provide financial support for PhD candidates who seek to enter the academic arena.

The SOA provides benefits to academics through the following initiatives:

NOTE: Academic initiatives are subject to re-evaluation and approval by the SOA Board.