By fostering cross-departmental research, the Herbert Simon Research Institute (HSRI) contributes to advancing scientific knowledge on complex societal, organizational, and behavioral issues and challenges. Scientists from within and outside the Institute are welcome to join our Working Group Meetings and connect with our researchers. HSRI researchers can submit proposals for PhD positions and Seed Funding in our yearly calls.
At Herbert Simon Research Institute, we have several work groups where we exchange ideas and get to know each other. Do you organize a research network and would like to be listed here? Or do you wish to found a new research network that fits one of the three cross-cutting themes? Please contact Floortje Mols (for the theme "Personalized prevention and care"), Yvonne Brehmer (for the theme "Healthy lifespan"), or Karina van de Voorde (for the theme "Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers").
Ageing Network – Tilburg University
We are a multidisciplinary group of researchers who are building a network for ageing research at Tilburg University. Our research focuses on healthy as well as pathological ageing from a holistic, longitudinal perspective considering the individuals' characteristics, and their social and physical environment including work as well as care contexts. We are specifically interested in risk and protective factors that account for between-person differences and within-person changes in cognition, well-being, and life-satisfaction in old age. Ultimately, our aim is to progress knowledge and improve the life situation for each and every person, physically or mentally healthy or challenged.
If you are interested, please contact Yvonne Brehmer.
Personalized Prevention and Care TESC
In 2019, the multidisciplinary TESC workgroup Personalized Prevention and Care was launched. The goal of this workgroup is to create a network of researchers interested in personalized health that make use of, or would like to make use of, intensive longitudinal data. The workgroup offers an opportunity to get to know each other, exchange knowledge, and explore and deepen the theme together.
If you are interested, please contact Sandra de Jong.
Work and Health Working Group
These meetings are open to all Tilburg University researchers who are interested in the subject of Work, Health and Wellbeing. The purpose of the meeting is to be better informed about each other's work and to be able to exchange ideas about this in an interdisciplinary manner. At each meeting, 2 researchers from Tilburg University present their work and discuss this with others.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Margot Joosen.
Dementia Community Tilburg University
Researchers from different departments of Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are building an open community for dementia research at Tilburg University (DeCo). We use a holistic, longitudinal framework to study people with all forms of dementia, their immediate social environment and their place in society. As a multi-disciplinary group, members vary in research scope, approach, expertise, and methods applied. We have one common aim, namely: to improve the lives of people living with dementia, their caregivers and relatives. We are an open community and aim to inspire each other.
If you are interested in studying dementia from a holistic, longitudinal perspective considering the patients, their social environment and their place in society, please contact Ruth Mark.
HSRI cross-cutting theme day
Every year there is a HSRI Cross-cutting theme day on which recent research findings and ideas on the three cross-cutting research themes will be presented. This day will offer opportunities to HSRI members to share research ideas and findings, receive input, find colleagues for collaboration and to be inspired by the interdisciplinary research within HSRI.
Support for internal HSRI meetings
Around the year, HSRI researchers can apply for financial support for meetings that foster cross-departmental work within Tilburg School of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The meetings can also include people from outside the school. Please send an email with a proposal to Floortje Mols (for the theme "Personalized prevention and care"), Yvonne Brehmer (for the theme "Healthy lifespan"), or Karina van de Voorde (for the theme "Adaptive societies, organizations, and workers"). You will receive a final decision within 3 weeks.
The proposal should contain:
- The names and affiliations of the applicants
- The expected amount of attendees (internal and external)
- The requested budget (with explanation)
- A description of the added value of the proposed meeting for interdisciplinary collaboration within TSB
- In case budget for an external speaker is requested, please explain how the participation of this external speaker adds value to cross-departmental work within TSB.
PhD project calls
Once a year, there is a call for PhD projects, open for all HSRI researchers, to facilitate internal cross-departmental collaborations and inter-disciplinary research within HSRI. For further information regarding the application and evaluation procedure, please contact Yvonne Brehmer, Floortje Mols or Karina van de Voorde.
Internal seed funding
Once a year, there is a Seed Funding call for cross-departmental research projects. This call is open for all HSRI researchers. Every HSRI researcher can submit only one project as main applicant, however can be involved as co-applicant in several projects. For further information regarding the application and evaluation procedure, please contact Yvonne Brehmer, Floortje Mols or Karina van de Voorde.
The Herbert Simon Research Institute for Health, Well-being, and Adaptiveness is a research center devoted to carrying out excellent, state of the art research in order to contribute to healthy and resilient people. We have selected three themes, which involve the collaboration between various Departments and address actual themes in need of both fundamental and applied research.