Funding & Grants

On this page you can find grants and other funding we received as a research group. For the years 2006-2015 the projects from the staff of Economic, Social and Demographic are included.

Year Project Researchers Grant/Funding

HIP-NL: a Historical Income Panel for the Netherlands

Dr. Paul Puschmann, Dr. Auke Rijpma & Prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden

PDI-SSH Digital infrastructure by CLARIAH en ODISSEI (€704.000)
2020 Scientific Research Network Historical Demography Prof. Isabelle Devos & Dr. Paul Puschmann FWO – Research Foundation Flanders (€62,500)
2020 Legacies of bondage: towards a database of Surinamese life courses in a multigenerational perspective (1830-1950)
Prof. dr. Jan Kok & Dr. Coen van Galen PDI-SSH Digital infrastructure by CLARIAH en ODISSEI (€740.000)
2019 Lifting the burden of disease. The modernisation of health in the Netherlands: Amsterdam 1854-1926 Prof. dr. Angélique Janssens & Prof. dr. Jacco Wallinga NWO Open Competitie (€800.000)

Life at the Extremes 2.0

Tim Riswick MA, Prof. dr. Jan Kok & Prof. dr. Wenshan Yang

NWO-MOST Joint Seminar (€15.000)


The changing burden of disease: causes of death and social inequality in Amsterdam, 1854-1926

Owen Lammertink MA & Prof. dr. Angélique Janssens

NWO Promotiebeurs voor leraren (€200.000)


Race to the Bottom? Family labour, household livelihood and consumption in the relocation of global cotton manufacturing

Prof. dr. Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

ERC Consolidator Grant (€2.000.000)


SHiP - Studying the history of Health in Port cities

Prof. dr. Angélique Janssens

NWO internationa- liseringssubsidie


Colonialism Inside Out: Everyday Experience and Plural Practice in Dutch Institutions in Sri Lanka (c. 1700-1800)

Dr. Dries Lyna, Prof. dr. Jan Kok, Dr. Alicia Schrikker

NWO - Vrije Competitie

2017 Maak de Surinaamse Slavenregisters openbaar Dr. Coen van Galen

Crowdfunding, CLARIAH, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Radboud Universiteit (€ 80.000)

2016 A national inquiry into adoption practices among unmarried mothers in the Netherlands, 1956-1984. Prof. dr. Jan Kok Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek- en Documentatiecentrum, Ministerie van Veiligheid en Justitie
2015 Giants of the modern world. A new history of heights and health in The Netherlands, 1811-1940
Prof. dr. Jan Kok & Dr. F.R.M. Portrait NWO – Vrije Competitie (€ 800.000)
2015 Methodologies and Data mining techniques for the analysis of Big Data based on Longitudinal Population and Epidemiological Registers Prof.dr. Jan Kok  & Prof.dr. Angelique Janssens Marie Curie - Innovative Training Network (€3.860.731)
2015 Curation database of Ceylonese thombos (1760-1770) Prof. dr. Jan Kok CLARIAH (€ 23.000)
2014 Genes, Germs and Resources. The role of the family and the disease environment in mortality and longevity in the Netherlands, 1812-2015 Dr. Angelique Janssens NWO – Vrije Competitie (€ 841.800)
2013 Between Rivalry and Support. Differences in the Mortality Chances of Brothers and Sisters in Taiwan and the Netherlands, 1860-1940 Tim Riswick MA,  Prof. dr. Theo Engelen, Dr. Hilde Bras NWO – Graduate programme/N.W. Posthumus Promotieplek (€ 200.000)
2011 Dr. Hilde Bras Aspasia Grant (€100.000)
2010 CLIO-INFRA. Research Infrastructure for the study of global inequality Prof. dr. J.L. van Zanden en Prof. dr. J. Kok NWO – Groot (€1.423.000)
2010 Agency, Gender, and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850-2000 Prof. dr. J.L. van Zanden en Prof. dr. Jan Kok NWO - Vrije competitie (€ 950.000)
2010 Linking Historical Lives: A Database with Life Courses of Brothers and Sisters, 1850-2010 Dr. Hilde Bras & Prof. dr. Ineke Maas NWO –Middelgroot (€ 462.000)
2010 The Power of the Family: Family Influences on Long-Term Fertility Decline in Europe, 1850-2010 Dr. Hilde Bras NWO-VIDI (€ 800.000)
2007 Hub for Aggregated Social History Dr. Onno Boonstra & Prof. dr. Theo Engelen NWO – Middelgroot (€ 485.000)