Global Risk Institute – Call for Proposals: Emerging Risks and Financial Risk Management

Written by Rachel Furner
March 27, 2017

The Global Risk Institute in Financial Services (GRI) is now accepting funding proposals in the area of emerging risks and financial risk management. Proposals pertaining to the banking, insurance, pension fund and asset management industries will be considered. Opportunities range from 1 to 3 years with potential funding of $35,000 to $60,000 USD per year.

In order to be eligible for consideration, applicants must submit a 4–6 page proposal along with comprehensive CVs for all lead researchers by April 28th, 2017 to Alex LaPlante ( Candidates who are successful in first-round considerations will receive additional information about key deliverables and will be required to submit a more detailed proposal for further consideration.

Who we are
GRI is a research institute that brings together leaders from industry, academia, and government to draw actionable insights about emerging global risks in the financial services industry. In addition to our internal research team, GRI supports several collaborative research initiatives at academic institutions around the globe.

Research Focus & Expectations
In order to be considered, the proposed project must contribute to the field of financial risk management. Projects focusing on emerging risks (technological distributions and innovations, cybersecurity, climate change, etc.) are preferred.
As part of the funding agreement, successful candidate(s) will be required to provide both academic and industry-geared reports and will be required to participate in an agreed-upon number of research seminars and/or speaking engagements. A comprehensive list of key deliverables will be provided to candidates who are successful in first-round considerations.

Proposal Requirements
For first-round considerations, the proposal must detail both the scientific and industry-specific motivations for the research, briefly lay out the proposed methodology, highlight how this work fills existing gaps in the literature, and comment on the expected outcome. The proposal should be 4–6 pages in length. In addition to the proposal, CVs of the applicant(s)/project lead(s) should be included. A more detailed proposal will be required should the application be chosen for further consideration.

Funding opportunity
The funding amount and duration of successful applicant(s) will depend on the project timeline, project budget and project outputs. Generally, projects range from 1 to 3 years with funding from $35,000 to $60,000 USD per year.