PNN PhD Survey reports

Here you can find all reports based on the PNN PhD Survey 2020. These reports provide insights in the employment conditions and the wellbeing of PhDs in the Netherlands.

All readers are highly recommended to first read the PNN Survey Report on Survey Information, Demographics and COVID-19 before reading other reports. This report contains important information about the survey design, the limitations of the research and information about the demographic characteristics of our survey respondents.

If you have any questions in response to any of these reports, you can contact us via

PNN PhD Survey Report – Survey information, Demographics and COVID-19 and PNN Survey report Demographics – Supplemental material

  1. PNN PhD Survey report – Wellbeing
  2. PNN PhD Survey Report – Contract characteristics
  3. PNN PhD Survey Report – Supervision and freedom
  4. PNN Survey Report – Non-standard PhD arrangements
  5. PNN PhD Survey Report – Workplace malpractices
  6. PNN PhD Survey Report – Teaching
  7. PNN PhD survey report – Collective Labor Agreement

Scientists reaching out

Do you want to learn how to openly and actively discuss your research with others?  Then “Samenweten” offers you the opportunity to follow the workshop “Scientists reaching out” with lots of practical tips and exercises.

“Samenweten” is a project of the KNAW. The aim of “Samenweten” is to strengthen the dialogue between science and society and to stimulate people to ask more questions. This workshop focuses on how you can involve society in your research. You will also talk to 6 panel members and do various assignments yourself. The next workshop will take place on Friday 2 and 16 October from 9 a.m. to 12 noon online, in Dutch. In November this workshop wil be organized in English. For more information contact

Pressing letter young scientists: Don’t let us down

Knowledge is lost, potential innovations stagnate and careers become frustrated. In short, these are the consequences of the corona crisis for young scientists if nothing happens. That is why on Monday 13 July the PhD candidates Network Netherlands, PostdocNL and The Young Academy will send a pressing letter fire to the government on behalf of all Dutch Young Academies, requesting a continuity package of € 350 million. Continue reading…