The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers 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, and medical sciences.
Fellowships are awarded to the most highly talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers. 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.
Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.
Besides providing fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program offers a wide range of non-financial benefits. Fellows are encouraged to interact with each other and organize in regional and/or topical groups, retreats and workshops. Networking and alumni events will enrich the fellowships.
How to Apply
The following two documents must be submitted online in one PDF document for an eligible candidate to be considered for a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship:
The candidate’s curriculum vitae including a list of the candidate’s scientific publications;
A 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 (2 pages, 10pt, incl. references).
The selection criteria are weighted equally.
- Past research accomplishments and publication record
- Creativity and potential to become a leader in the scientific community
- Scientific quality: methods and data
- International relevance of the fellow’s planned work
- The potential for application in supporting human development and learning
- Alignment of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation
- Willingness to identify with the Foundation’s aims and to engage with us
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