Based at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, the Center for Philanthropic Studies is the leading research center on philanthropy in the Netherlands


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Prestigious ERC Starting Grant for Eva-Maria Merz

Researcher Eva-Maria Merz received the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant of 1.3 million euros last week for her research into when, and under what circumstances, people become and remain blood donors. Why do people help strangers?Why do people...

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Research on giving in the Netherlands continues, funding secured

We are pleased to announce that the Center for Philanthropic Studies has been able to secure funding for continued research on giving in the Netherlands. The funding enables data collection for the Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey among households, as well as...

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