Deadline: March 18, 2018
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is now open for application. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the learning, 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.
- Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship:
- Open to highly talented young scholars.
- The Ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 7 years ago.
- Funding amount 150,000 CHF
- Funds may be used to cover own salary up to 50%
- Number of fellowships per year 7–11
- Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship:
- Open to the most innovative mid-career researchers.
- The Ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 15 years ago.
- Funding amount: 400,000 CHF
- Funds may be used to cover own salary up to 25%
- Number of fellowships per year 2-3
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.
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 make use of the Jacobs Foundation’s Conference Center Marbach Castle at Lake Constance (Germany) for short-term group retreats and workshops. Networking and alumni events will enrich the fellowships.
- Fellowships are awarded to the most highly talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers.
- Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine genetic, epigenetic, neurobiological, behavioral and social levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.
- 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 them will also be selection criteria.
The following two documents must be submitted online in one PDF document until 18 March 2018, 23.59 CET 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).
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].
Please submit your application using the Online Application Form 2019-2021.
For more information, visit Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship.