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Nov. 18, 2020

Research Fellow Program

GOAL: The NAIC Research Fellow Program is designed to foster new and innovative research in the area of insurance regulation by providing resources to researchers working on projects in this field. Preference is given to researchers early in their career; however, more senior faculty are not excluded.

PROCESS: Interested faculty should prepare an application packet that includes the following:

  • A current vita
  • A minimum of one recommendation that speaks to the research skills of the applicant
  • A three-to-five page summary of the researchers proposed insurance policy and research agenda, including a statement of the research question(s) as it relates to the current proposed study and a list of any resources the applicant requires

Materials should be sent to Jeff Czajkowski, Director of the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (

THE FELLOWSHIP: NAIC Research Fellows will be named for a one-year period and provided a $5,000 stipend, access to relevant NAIC data and materials, and funding for up to 3 trips to NAIC offices to collaborate with staff and provide updates on the research. The fellow will be connected to NAIC staff and/or regulators working on the issues of interest. Access to data is subject to approval. The fellow is expected to produce a final research report by the end of the one-year period and to present their work at an appropriate NAIC venue (e.g. National Meeting, Insurance Summit, Zone Meeting). Fellows are encouraged to submit their work to journals for consideration, including the Journal of Insurance Regulation. The fellow is expected to acknowledge the NAIC and the fellowship in any published work generated from the fellowship.

About the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

As part of our state-based system of insurance regulation in the United States, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) provides expertise, data, and analysis for insurance commissioners to effectively regulate the industry and protect consumers. The U.S. standard-setting organization is governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer reviews, and coordinate regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally.