Netspar facilitates innovative academic research in all of the social sciences, as related to various aspects of aging and retirement financing.
The expansion of the current research agenda means that Netspar can now accept research proposals from academic disciplines beyond economics, such as sociology, psychology, law, and communications. Netspar awards subsidies ranging from € 10,000 to € 500,000. Both short- and long-term research projects are considered and research projects can be performed by an individual or a team.
Depending on the type of grant, the Netspar Board of Directors may ask for the advice of the Scientific Council and/or Partner Research Council, or even another independent, external advisory committee, before awarding the subsidy. You can find all current and past projects granted in our project database.
|Grant||Objective||Budget||Next submission deadline|
|Short-term applied research targeting a specific topical issue||€ 10,000 – € 20,000||Continuous submission; yearly granted in February|
|Combination of basic and applied long-range research||€ 250,000 – € 500,000||April 24, 2017; yearly granted in September|
|Individual Research Grant
|Long-range postdoctoral research||max. 50% of the wage costs for a postdoc researcher; max. €80,000||Submission still possible (was: January 9, 2017)|
|Comparative Research Grant
|Short-term comparative international research||€ 10,000 – € 20,000||Deadline passed; next call expected in November 2017|
For questions about the options for submitting a research proposal, we refer you to the individual pages on each of the various grants. You can also contact the project coordinator Esther Hermans-Spijker via E.C.E.Hermans@uvt.nl.