Netspar facilitates innovative academic research in all of the social sciences, as related to various aspects of aging and retirement financing.
Netspar facilitates innovative academic research into various aspects of aging and the financing of old age. We are open to research proposals from various scientific fields, such as economics, sociology, psychology, law and communication. View our current and completed research projects here.
Netspar awards subsidies from € 10,000 to € 350,000. 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 management requires prior advice from the Scientific Council, the Partner Research Council, or another independent external advisory committee.
Ideas or questions?
Do you have ideas or topics for a (short-term) research project (a topicality or comparative research grant), or another question about the funding of research? Please contact our research policy advisor Silvie van Halder via 013 – 466 37 93 or via email.
The table below gives an overview of the various types of research grants that Netspar awards. For more information, please click the link for the page concerned.
|Grant||Objective||Budget||Next submission deadline|
|Short-term applied research targeting a specific topical issue||€ 25,000||Continuous submission; yearly granted in February|
|Combination of fundamental and applied long-range research||€ 350,000||Open|
|Individual Research Grant
|Long-range research by postdoctoral researcher or PhD student||max. 50% of the wage costs; max. €80,000||Call closed|
|Comparative Research Grant
|Short-term comparative international research||€ 10,000 – € 20,000||Call closed|