Research Funding and Grants

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


Research Expanding Boundaries Pool (REX Pool)

Established by the SOA Board of Directors, the Research Expanding Boundaries Pool (REX Pool) funds multi-year, multi-phase projects focused on advancing the actuarial profession. The REX Pool focuses on research projects that impact society, informs perspectives related to public policy, and/or expands the boundaries of actuarial science. The REX Pool funds select research proposal requests. Researchers can also submit their own proposal.


Individual Grants Competition

The annual Individual Grants Competition supports the advancement of knowledge in actuarial science. The competition is jointly funded by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and the Society of Actuaries (SOA) Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER).


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. Each year, 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 five years. Applications for multi- and single-year grants will be accepted.


CKER 2017 Travel Grants

The Committee on Knowledge Extension Research (CKER) is offering travel grants up to $1,000 (U.S.) to graduate students pursuing a Ph.D. from the U.S., Canada or Mexico, who will be presenting at the 52nd Actuarial Research Conference.