Work with Nest Insight

Nest Insight works to find ways to support low and moderate income workers to be financially secure, today and into retirement, looking across both employed and self-employed people. We are ambitious about improving the retirement outcomes of these groups and we believe that working in partnership enables us to deliver a more impactful research agenda than would otherwise be possible.

We are keen to hear from potential research collaborators and we are actively seeking new funding partners.

Become a funding partner

Nest Insight depends on sponsorships, grants and in-kind support to deliver its important work programme. We look to partner with organisations that have similar research interests and organisational outlooks, who can bring their own ideas and resources to projects and help to amplify our learnings. Funding partners become part of a network of experts working to improve the long-term financial security of workers and are credited as supporters across our programme of dynamic events and communications, the centrepiece of which is our annual conference each summer.

There are a range of ways in which organisations can financially support Nest Insight. We will work with you to identify the right level of support to meet your organisation’s objectives in partnering with us.

We can only accept funding from organisations that are able demonstrate an alignment of goals and values and we are committed to ensuring that Nest Insight sponsorship opportunities are widely publicised, with sponsors appointed through fair and transparent procedures. Please get in touch to find out more. You can find out more about our existing partnerships here.

Submitting a research proposal

If you’d like to submit a research proposal, please email with a brief outline of the research idea, methodology and objectives, making reference to the following:

  • Relevance and impact: How relevant is the project to Nest Insight’s goals and values, and to Nest’s core purpose of enhancing end outcomes for its members and target market?
  • Originality: Has this research or similar been conducted in the UK previously, with a similar population?
  • Indicative costs and any potential avenues of funding.
  • Other requirements from Nest Insight: What input would be required from Nest Insight, for example in terms of data requirements and time commitment?
  • Your organisation’s experience and reputation in this field.

Submissions will be assessed on these points by the Nest Insight team on a quarterly basis.

Opportunities and support for students

Nest Insight is keen to support relevant research work by post-graduate students. We can also offer Masters and PhD students fixed-term opportunities within our team as they carry out research, allowing them to gain hands on experience of working within a large-scale financial services organisation.

Academic institutions with an interest in developing post-graduate placements with Nest Insight should apply to us using the approach set out on this page.