Deadline: 1 March 2017
Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize with an aim to award outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities.
This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.
The Jacobs Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable foundations dedicated to improving the living conditions of children and youth. The Foundation was established in 1989 by Klaus J. Jacobs and his family in an effort to benefit future generations by providing young people with better opportunities for development, so that they can become productive and socially responsible members of society.
The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination
- The prize will be awarded to a well-respected, outstanding researcher conducting groundbreaking research on children and youth.
- Entitled to nominate are experts in research on children and youth worldwide.
- It addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research.
- Self-nominations cannot be accepted.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can nominate via given website.
A complete nomination is composed of:
- completed nomination form
- 2 page nomination letter including an appraisal of the academic accomplishments of the nominee, making clear what the nominee’s scientific breakthroughs have been and how the nominee would bring distinction to the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
- nominee’s CV including the full list of publications as well as evidence of his or her scientific leadership
- information regarding possible future academic plans, fields of interest, and aspirations of the nominee
For more information, please visit Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize.