Research Funding and Grants

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) offers grants and research funding on a variety of topics.

CKER/CAS 2021 Individual Grant Competition

The Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries’ (SOA) Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) announce the 2021 Individual Grants Competition to support the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science. Interested parties must submit a brief Letter Of Intent (LOI) to Erika Schulty ( by October 16, 2020. Please see the Individual Grant Announcement for additional information.

Current Events Pool

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) Research Executive Committee has established a pool of special funding called the Current Events Research Pool. The goal of this special funding is to support current event and emerging topics in established practice areas and encourage the development of research projects that have strong impact on the actuarial profession.

Centers of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) Grants

Colleges and universities that have attained CAE status are eligible to compete for SOA-sponsored grants. These grants would allow universities to make significant investments in their programs, research and the profession. The SOA awards a grant in two areas: education and research. Award amounts and durations can range between $25,000 and $100,000 per annum over a period of one to three years. Applications for multi- and single-year grants will be accepted.