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Financial well-being: Call for papers

The CFPB is funding research papers on three topics related to financial well-being. The application period is open.

The CFPB has established a definition of financial well-being, created a scale to measure it, and researched what can influence it.

We are now building on this body of work through a new research funding opportunity. Through this call for applications, three awardees will be given $45,000 to conduct original research using the CFPB’s Financial Well-Being Scale.

We are seeking to fund research that enhances understanding of:

  • The relationship between financial well-being and customer service experiences with financial institutions
  • The relationship between financial well-being and economic mobility
  • The state of, and factors associated with, the financial well-being of immigrant communities

Please look over our requirements for submissions, including factors to be considered in evaluating proposals and details about timing.

Review the details of our call for papers

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The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, March 31.

For questions, please write to, the contractor managing the project for the CFPB.