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Call for nominations: Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize on Child and Youth Development

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards 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, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

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 Jacobs Foundation invites experts in research on children and youth worldwide to nominate candidates. The prize will be awarded to a well-respected, outstanding researcher conducting groundbreaking research on children and youth. 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.

A Prize Jury, consisting of internationally renowned scientists, will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates.

The Jacobs Foundation annually bestows the Research Prize in the first week of December.

Application date
1 Mar 2017
Europe Switzerland
Humanities Linguistics Literature Media Studies Social sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Gender Studies Law Pedagogic & Education Research Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Medicine
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Award granted
CHF 1.000.000