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What is the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation?

The Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation was founded in 1989 by the late Dr Karel Neys in honour of his parents. Dr Neys was born on February 17, 1920 in Klaten, Indonesia. Most of his life Dr Neys worked in the field of development cooperation for the United Nations. In his last will he bequeathed his fortune to the Foundation. He passed away on March 3, 1992.

What are the objectives of the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation?

The main objective of the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation is to strengthen and stimulate socio-economic research in the field of household budgets, family nutrition, and food and nutrition security in Indonesia and other (Southeast) Asian countries. By providing financial support for research in these fields, the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation aims at enhancing the quality and quantity of research on the topics listed above.  Research results should be published.

Who can apply?

Applicants can be PhD students or researchers working at academic institutions, government research institutes or NGOs in the field.

What kind of research can be funded by the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation?

Research that can be funded by the Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation should be socio-economic in character and have households or families or the individual within a household as units of research and analysis. More specifically it should concern issues of household budgeting and issues of family nutrition, such as household food security and food consumption, socio-economic change and its implications for food habits, food culture, and food and nutrition at household or community level. All applications will be evaluated for eligibility and technical quality and feasibility.

For more information about the application procedure, see research grants.

The Board

The members of the Board are:

  • Ir. N.M. Leemhuis – de Regt, Chair
  • Dr. J.J.M. Bijlmer , Secretary
  • Drs. IJ. Dijkstra, Treasurer
  • Prof. Dr. A. Niehof, member Technical Commission

The Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation can be contacted through its External Secretariat:

Neys-van Hoogstraten Foundation
Postbus 18809
2502 EV The Hague
The Netherlands

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