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Social and Behavioural Sciences

For research and education within the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences there is currently one specific Named Fund.

The Den Dulk-Moermans Fund was set up in 2010 after a legacy was received from A.M. den Dulk


The aim of the fund is to finance research into health in the broadest sense of the word.

Leiden University received a gift from the Utopa Foundation for its Department of Social, Economic and Organisational Psychology to set up a a Psychology and Economic Psychology research and teaching fund and a new knowledge centre, which will help improve financial literacy in the general population.


Psychological insights are essential to understanding people’s economic behaviour. Utopa Foundation has made the gift because it wants to support the University’s research and teaching in the field of economic psychology. With the new knowledge centre in Leiden, these insights will also be used to help promote the financial literacy of the Dutch population. At the centre, lectures, seminars, workshops and courses will be given to professionals from the practice, policymakers and other interested parties.

This fund was set up by Jeroen Derwort – alumnus of Computer Science and internet entrepreneur – and named after Mr Derwort's mother, Herma Derwort, who died in 2016. She worked in education, including with young people who had difficulty obtaining a diploma.


The fund makes the research project 'Learn to dare!' possible. The research is led by developmental psychologist Anke Klein of the Knowledge Center Anxiety and Stress in Youth and focuses on the preventive approach to fear and shyness in children.

The fund was established in 2024 with a contribution from the Stichting Steunfonds Pro Juventute Nederland.


The aim of the fund is to promote scientific research and education in the field of youth care and youth protection from a pedagogical and legal perspective, including by financing the special chair in Pedagogy and Law.

This project fund was founded in 2023 and has three different donors: the Sofronie Foundation, Mrs. B. Slendebroek-Stokhuijsen & Mr. M.J. Slendebroek and Mr P.F. Pauwels & Mrs. A. Plaizier. Through their donation with earmarked destination, they contribute to the project 'Youth Mental Health Meets Big Data Analytics' by Dr. M. Aghajani of the program group Forensic Family and Youth Care Studies (part of the Institute of Educational Sciences). 

Your own fund

Perhaps you are considering setting up a named fund or contributing to an existing fund? For more information, please contact Eliane Cohen at e.c.cohen@luf.leidenuniv.nl.

For researchers

Are you a researcher at FSW? The LUF also has a large number of general named funds that you could be eligible for. More information about applying for a subsidy - also outside the named funds - can be found under 'Applications'.

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