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National Endowment for Financial Education Research Grants

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to fund innovative research that makes impact in financial literacy; diverse disciplines are encouraged to apply (examples included behavior, economics, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, marketing, finance, education, change theory, decision sciences and others). NEFE seeks projects whose outcomes can improve the public’s ability to achieve personal and household financial well-being. Of particular interest are proactive research projects initiated from one of a broad spectrum of scholarly disciplines whose findings may cultivate critical thinking in the financial literacy community. Also of interest are development projects that put research recommendations into action. Project outcomes must be capable of achieving traction and measurable impact with audiences such as financial education intermediaries, researchers, practitioners, decision-makers, and others who can achieve effective outreach to a target population with an unmet financial literacy need or to the general public. Funding priorities include:

• Understanding financial behavior
• Advance innovative thinking
• Assure significance to society

NEFE does not give advice or offer suggestions regarding project ideas. International programs or projects are not considered eligible projects for grant award.


Letter of Inquiry Deadline: June 5, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. MST

Click here to read the full application guidelines, including detailed eligibility requirements.