Van der Gaag Fund

The Van der Gaag Fund is responsible for endowing four chairs in research on ‘prosocial behaviour’ for a period of five years.

  • Gerben van Kleef has held an endowed chair in the 'Social and organisational-psychological aspects of prosocial behaviour' at the University of Amsterdam from 1 April 2012 to 1 May 2016. After completion of his Van der Gaag chair, Gerben van Kleef was appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.
  • Judith Dubas has held an endowed chair in the 'Developmental psychology aspects of prosocial behaviour' at Utrecht University from 1 November 2012 to 1 November 2017. After completion of her Van der Gaag chair, Judith Dubas was appointed professor of Prosocial Development Across The Life Span at Utrecht University.
  • René Bekkers has held an endowed chair in the 'Sociological aspects of prosocial behaviour' at VU University Amsterdam from 1 January 2013 to 1 January 2018. René Bekkers is professor at the Sociology Department, VU University Amsterdam from July 2018.
  • Liesbeth Sterck has held an endowed chair in the 'Behavioural ecological determinants of prosocial behaviour' at Utrecht University since 1 April 2013.