Application Deadline:March 16, 2020

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early 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 early career scholars. 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.

Eligibility:

The ideal candidate

  • has obtained his/her PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years;
  • is employed at an institution of higher education or research institute;
  • is conducting high-quality research in an area of interest to the Jacobs Foundation;
  • is committed to engaging with the Jacobs Foundation and the Fellowship Network and contributing to the Foundation’s activities.

Benefits

Target Group  Highly talented early career researchers.
 The ideal candidate has received his/her PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years.
 Funding amount  CHF 150’000
 Funding period  3 years
 Number of fellowships per   year  Up to 12
 Use of funds to cover the   fellow’s salary   Up to 50% of the grant amount
 Funding of overhead /   indirect costs  Up to 10% of the total amount of funding (i.e. CHF 15’000) in addition to the basic grant 
 Additional funding  Fellows may apply for additional funding at the end of the fellowship to conduct further projects with a focus on   evidence to action and scientific capacity building.

Selection criteria:

The following selection criteria are weighted equally:

  • Past research accomplishments and publication record
  • Creativity and potential for serving as a leader in the scientific community
  • Scientific quality of methods and data
  • International relevance of the fellow’s planned work
  • Potential for promoting human development and learning
  • Alignment of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation
  • Willingness to support the Foundation’s aims and to engage with us

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2020

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