The PartnerLife project is supported by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO, grant no. 464-13-148), the Deutsche Forschungs Gemeinschaft (DFG, grant no. WA 1502/6-1) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, grant no. ES/L01663X/1) in the Open Research Area Plus scheme.

The Open Research Area Plus scheme (ORA Plus) is a co-operative agreement between the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR France), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG Germany), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC UK), and the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO Netherlands) to fund joint research projects in the social sciences in the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.