Call for Proposals -- 2019 Fiscal Year

Spencer is accepting proposals for the 2020 Fiscal Year (starting 5/13/19) for programs, ideas and initiatives that align with the Foundation's mission of funding the education of tomorrow's risk and insurance leaders.

Grant proposals are due by close of business on July 9, 2019. 

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You can e-mail your questions to her or contact her at 212.655.6223.

The Foundation awards a variety of grants to support industry education in addition to the Risk Manager in Residence and Internship grants.

Spencer/RIMS Risk Management Challenge

Each year, nearly 30 schools put their knowledge to the test on a complex risk-management problem at the RIMS Conference to compete for cash prizes. The event helps to elevate the visibility of the study of risk management and insurance. For more information about the contest, please contact Josh Lamangan (

 new york university

Was awarded a grant in February 2019 to develop an Insuretech course on the undergraduate and graduate levels.

georgia state university

Awarded a grant in 2019 to promote Risk Management as a career opportunity to female students on campus.

Central Washington University

awarded a grant in 2019 to create a Risk Management Certificate Program leading to a major /minor in Risk Management.

gamma iota sigma (GIS)

awarded a grant in 2019 to support it’s “Opportunity Knocks” campaign to students and also sponsor a portion of its International Conference in the Fall 2019

University of akron

This grant is to develop/promote risk management and insurance  curriculum at the undergraduate level. The grant was awarded in 2018.

University of Southern California

This grant is to develop risk management and insurance  curriculum at the undergraduate level. The grant was awarded in 2017.


Gamma Iota Sigma

The student organization promotes, encourages, and sustains student interest in insurance, risk management, and actuarial science as professions. Spencer supports its Annual International Conference that attracts more than 800 risk and insurance students.


Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program

This program helps fund student attendance to the RIMS Annual Conference. The Foundation awarded a $40,000 grant to RIMS in support of this program, which has been in existence since 1978. 

rims erm & cyber conferences

RIMS is being provided grants to bring students to the 2018 Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Conference and the RIMS Cyber Conference.