The purpose of our topicality projects is to formulate solutions for pressing, strictly defined issues within the Netspar research agenda. They are also intended to promote partnership between scholars and professional experts.
Topics and Procedure
Once a year, the Partner Research Council helps us compile a long list (in November) and then a short list (in February) of relevant topics. The Netspar Board of Directors then approaches the right researchers for the selected projects. Researchers are also free to submit research proposals on their own. More information about projects previously awarded can be found in our project database. Click here for a schematic overview of the procedure.
A topicality project is expected to produce three forms of output:
- One or more Netspar industry papers;
- At least two working group meetings at which researchers and industry experts brainstorm on the papers to be produced;
- Presentation of the completed papers at a Netspar event.
Budget and Matching
Netspar puts up a maximum of €20,000 per project. The overall goal is to award seven such projects every year.
For content-related questions concerning the grants, please contact the coordinator of the research program you are interested in:
|1. Well-being and Welfare of Older People
2. Communications and Choice
3. Work, Retirement, Housing, and Healthcare
|Arthur van Soest|
|4. Savings, Investments, and Insurance||Bas Werker|
|5. Institutions, Governance, and Solidarity||Romke van der Veen|
For questions about the procedure, please contact our project coordination via firstname.lastname@example.org.