ICPM Research Award: Call for Papers

The International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM), a global research-based network of pension organizations, is accepting submissions for its annual Research Award. Please review the call for papers and application form here. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020.


Up to CAD $100,000 will be awarded to exceptional papers with potential to make a strong contribution to the topics of interest of 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. 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.

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, and investment-related topics are strongly encouraged. The following two pages provide description of the topics and list selected prior award recipients. This year, the ICPM is encouraging submissions studying the impact of COVID-19 on financial markets, including effects on asset prices, investments by pension funds and other institutions, risk management, and governance.


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

1. The Paper,
2. Completed application form, and
3. Up-to-date CVs of the author(s).

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2020. 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 July 2020.