The Modeling the Future Challenge is using an open-theme for the 2020-21 program where students can define their own project! As part of Phase 1 of the challenge, teams will submit a project proposal to help solidify your ideas for the project topic you would like to pursue in Phase 2 when you complete your full project report. For reference, view the top 2 papers from last year here! Click the button below to download our project proposal template to start researching your report topics.

To help get started, we are providing example data sources and example project proposals noted below. Explore the data sources to get a sense for what topics you are most interested in, review the example Project Proposals below to see how to submit your one-page proposal to the challenge, and use the “Actuarial Process Guide” to help you step through the process of defining and conducting your own MTFC research project!

Project Proposals Examples