Researchers in Need Programme

aims to help families that face economic hardships as a result of their family member having worked in the field of market, social, and opinion research and having been injured or worse due to their work.

In some countries, asking someone their opinion can be a dangerous, life-threatening exercise. Market, social, and opinion researchers have been killed or injured in the line of duty whilst attempting to capture the views of ordinary citizens. For their surviving family, the loss (be it temporary or permanent) of the breadwinner can be catastrophic.

We answer the call of those families that face economic hardships as a result of their family member having worked in the field of market, social, and opinion research and having been injured or worse due to their work. We provide emergency financial support to research families in need.

How you can support us

If you know of situations where the ESOMAR Foundation can be of help in providing support please contact us at

Partners & Sponsors

To help support family members facing economic hardships we rely on the help and donations from partners and sponsors. It is through their understanding and goodwill that the Foundation can sustain these families when they experience the loss of the breadwinner. The market research community has a great opportunity to support and show empathy with such families.

We are always on the lookout for partners and sponsors. If you are an organization looking to understand more on how you can support us, please find more information here or contact:

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