Sponsored by the Jacobs Foundation
About the 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,
- family studies,
- media studies,
- political sciences,
- neurosciences, and
- medical sciences.
Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and the learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.
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 that supports the fellow’s research, such as:
- assistant salaries,
- technical assistance,
- professional travel, or
- trainee support.
In addition to 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 also enrich the fellowships.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments, creativity, and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to the field of child and youth development. International relevance of the fellow’s planned work, the alignment of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation, and the willingness to identify with our aims and to engage actively with us will also be selection criteria.
Further details on the selection criteria and the application process can be found on our website. Select “Apply Now” to find out more!
Application deadline: March 17, 2019
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