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Funding for member-led research

Applications for funding should be made via the Research and Knowledge Team and should have the support of the relevant practice area board or member interest group committee

Your application should include:

  • your working party's aims, terms of reference and any work undertaken to date
  • a detailed timetable of the planned work
  • detailed costings for the funding you are requesting
  • anticipated benefits arising from the funding you are requesting including how it satisfies the criteria below
  • how you plan to disseminate the findings e.g. as a sessional meeting paper, for presentation and discussion at an open forum event, as a conference session etc.

We give preference to proposals where:

  • it is clear that the additional funding will have a material impact on the project (perhaps with a longer time horizon)
  • the project will provide thought leadership material/opportunities
  • there is closeness of fit of the research's aims, objectives and planned outputs with the profession's strategy
  • the plans for dissemination show clearly how members will benefit from the additional funding.

Please note that any intellectual property gained by any externally commissioned research will remain with the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA).

Contact Details

If you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspect of IFoA research please contact the Research and Knowledge Team:

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Spaces available

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    In this webinar, we will discuss how cause-of-death data from the Office for National Statistics can help us to understand how inequalities arise at the all-cause level. The key to understanding mortality inequality is to think about the chain that connects risk factors, relative risks, and cause-of-death mortality through to all-cause mortality.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.