for Researchers

Netspar sponsors research into the social and economic consequences of aging and retirement. The network’s success relies on input from different disciplines. Researchers from various academic fields, such as economics, sociology, psychology, law, and communications, already participate in Netspar. To this end, we regularly solicit proposals for short- and long-term research projects.

Around 300 researchers from various universities, academic institutions and other organizations in the Netherlands and abroad are connected to Netspar as fellows. You can see our researchers network here.

Infographic on research funding

Explanation of abbreviations:
PRC = Partner Research Council
SC = Scientific Council
EB= Editorial Board
AA = Academic Advisors
MME = Match Making Event
IPW = International Pension Workshop.

Learn more about the five research programs we pursue.

What do we offer?

  • Funding for short- and long-term projects, ranging from €20,000 to €350,000, available for both basic research and more immediate, policy-relevant research.
  • Opportunities for both junior and senior researchers.
  • Ample opportunities for networking and collaborating with other researchers and professional partners: e.g., at the Netspar Webinars and in Netspar Project Groups.
  • The opportunity to receive feedback on research results from policymakers and industry specialists from the government and the pension and insurance industry.

Interested in becoming a Netspar fellow
You can find more information about the various calls for proposals and deadlines here.

Have any topics or ideas you’d like to submit for short-term research? Contact our research policy advisor, Silvie van Halder, at +31 – (0)13 – 466 37 93 or via email.

“The great thing about Netspar is its multidisciplinary character. It is extremely relevant to approach issues related to aging from multiple disciplines and, for example, compare methods. Such collaboration provides tremendous added value in my personal discipline of public health, as well.”
Johan Mackenbach (EUR)
Last modified December 9, 2019.

Netspar, Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement, is a thinktank and knowledge network. Netspar is dedicated to promoting a wider understanding of the economic and social implications of pensions, aging and retirement in the Netherlands and Europe.


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