Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: 15 April 2016


The most talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers working on child and youth development are invited to apply for The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program, which is a globally competitive fellowship program aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation’s thematic priorities.

Field: includes the following, but not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Funds from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships are awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used over a three-year period by the fellow to partially cover the fellow’s salary and for any activity supporting the fellow’s research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.

Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship:

*Highly talented young scholars working on child and youth development;

*The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 7 years ago.

Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship:

*Most innovative mid-career researchers working on child and youth development;

*The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 15 years ago.

Scholarship value

*Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship in the amount of CHF 150,000 per 3 years;

*Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship in the amount of CHF 400,000 per 3 years;

*A wide range of non-financial benefits

Application process

The following two documents must be submitted online in one PDF document until 15 April 2016:

*The candidate’s curriculum vitae including a list of the candidate’s scientific publications;

*A two-page statement by the candidate describing his or her significant scientific work and immediate research plans, and how these relate to the mission of the Jacobs Foundation;

*A confidential recommendation letter from a department head or other senior researcher supporting the candidate and describing his or her qualifications, initiative, and research, should be sent directly to [email protected]

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