The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2021 for Research on Child and Youth Development.

Application Deadline:14 March 2021.

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving learning, development, and living conditions of children and youth. 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.

Experts in research on learning, children, and youth worldwide are now invited to nominate candidates for the 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming to improve learning, development, and living conditions of children and youth. 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, and the laureate is chosen from the pool of nominated candidates by a jury of internationally renowned scientists.

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is awarded every other year in odd-numbered years. In even years, the Jacobs Foundation bestows a Best Practice Prize rewarding exceptional commitment of institutions or individuals who put into practice innovative solutions in the fields of learning and of child and youth development.

Benefits:

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.

Requirements

The Jacobs Foundation invites experts in research on learning, children, and youth worldwide to nominate candidates. The prize will be awarded to a well-respected, outstanding researcher conducting groundbreaking research on learning and development of children and youth. It addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding, learning, learning variability, and/or 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.

For More Information:

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