Academic Research Grant Program

Our Academic Research Grant Program provides funding for scientific research projects in actuarial science with a potential impact on actuarial practice in Canada. The results of a funded project should lead to the submission of an article in a scientific journal.

The program promotes scientific research in actuarial science that helps solve challenging issues faced by actuaries in Canada, encourages knowledge transfer to graduate students and practitioners, strengthens the relationship between the CIA and Canadian actuarial academics, and fosters partnerships between academics and practitioners.
The maximum funding per project is $20,000.

Projects will be assessed according to the following merits: 

  • Impact;
  • Cost/benefit;
  • Uniqueness;
  • Quality; and
  • Achievability.

Application Steps

  • Complete the online notice of intent. The call for proposals opens in the fall.
    • The Academic Research Subcommittee ranks applications.
    • The Research Executive Committee (REC) preselects projects.
  • Selected research projects will submit a full application.
    • The REC makes final decision.

Note: The REC coordinates with the Society of Actuaries and the Casualty Actuarial Society for research project selection. No similar project will be funded by two organizations.