Think Forward Initiative


Funding for research in financial decision-making, financial well-being or financial empowerment


The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) has launched a new call for research proposals. We will be awarding funding to original research projects that provide relevant impact-driven insights in the domains of people’s (financial) decision-making, financial well-being, and financial empowerment.

We’re looking for applications for funding of up to €100,000 per project that can be completed within two years. Nine wide-ranging themes have been identified but submissions focused on other relevant themes are also encouraged. Researchers and practitioners from all backgrounds are encouraged to submit their proposals.

Please find all details in the document attached or visit our website for more information. Submissions are due by 30 September, 2018.

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The Think Forward Initiative (TFI) is a multidisciplinary and open movement that promotes research and practical solutions to empower people to make better financial decisions. The TFI is supported by a partnership between ING, the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Deloitte, Dimension Data, and Dell EMC.