Call For Research

ICPM issues calls for research papers each year and awards funding for completed research papers following a rigorous peer review by its Research Committee.

2022 Call for Research

The International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), a global research-based network of pension organizations, is accepting submissions for its annual Research Award.


Up to CAD $50,000 will be awarded to exceptional papers with potential to make a strong contribution to the topics of interest to the ICPM Research Partners. To be considered, research should be completed or close to completion but not published. The Research Award will seek to reward innovation, practical applicability, and research excellence. Award winners will be invited to present their research at a webinar or at an ICPM Discussion Forum, and their papers will receive wide distribution among the ICPM Research Partners.


Deadline: April 30, 2022

Research topics

The ICPM encourages submissions on topics with practical relevance for pension organizations. Papers and case studies with implications for fund management, engagement of plan participants, pension design, governance, risk, ESG issues, and investment-related topics are strongly encouraged. The following two pages provide description of the topics and list selected prior award recipients.


Award payments

Payments are made directly to the submitting author and the distribution of the prize monies amongst the researcher(s) is at the discretion of the submitting author, unless otherwise requested in writing as part of the submission process.


Submission process

Send an email to with the subject line: “ICPM Research Award: Last Name of the Submitting Author.” Attach to the email:

  1. Paper,
  2. Completed application form (see page 4), and
  3. Up-to-date CVs of the authors.


Application deadline and timeline

The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2022. The ICPM Research Committee, composed of both practitioners and academics, will evaluate all submissions, recognizing novel insights, practical applicability and research excellence. Decisions will be shared directly with the submitting author in late May 2022.

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