Proposal Requirements

RPI is currently accepting proposals for funding in 2018. The deadline is December 15th.

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RPI funds academic research relevant to the insurance and reinsurance industries and assists in translating your research into usable and actionable items for our member companies. Through sponsoring targeted research we offer our members unique access to scientific knowledge aimed at answering business relevant questions. By stimulating and supporting high-level research, we help you to increase the relevance of your research by turning scientific results into applications widely used in the (re)insurance industry.

We currently have interest in receiving proposals for short term (i.e. ≤1 year) projects which will enhance the understanding of catastrophic risk. Examples of the types of research we would like to pursue include: flooding events, tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, hail and/or tornado events, seismic hazards, underlying drivers of catastrophic loss. These topics are not intended to be an exhaustive list of relevant research; if you have an idea or existing research project which could be of benefit to our members, please submit a proposal or contact us to discuss your idea(s).

Successful proposals for relevant research projects (duration of up to a year) are typically funded at an average of ~$50,000, including overhead expenses of no more than 15%. Your proposal should be around 5 pages and provide the following details:

If you feel it may help you to highlight the importance of your work, feel free to include in the proposal text, a link to a short audio/video clip. There is no requirement to do so.

Upload your proposal here.