Application Deadline: January 11, 2021

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program
is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative early and mid-career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships is awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used by the fellow over a three-year period to cover a portion of the fellow’s salary and for any purpose in support of the fellow’s research, such as assistants’ salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

 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 2021

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