Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people's development and perspectives worldwide.

Sponsor: Jacobs Foundation

Description

The prize is 1 million Swiss Francs, of which 900,000 are delegated for use in a research project and the remainder, 100,000 Swiss Francs, are for related costs such as travel, networking, and dissemination.

The prize addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and contributing to child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research.

Eligibility

The prize addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and contributing to child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research.

An international jury will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates. The following individuals currently form the jury:

  • Professor Albert Bandura, Stanford University, USA

  • Professor Monique Boekaerts, Leiden University, the Netherlands

  • Professor Thomas W. Boyce, University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Professor Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University, USA

  • Professor Meinrad Paul Perrez, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Professor Anne C. Petersen, University of Michigan, USA

  • Professor Rainer K. Silbereisen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

  • Professor William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, USA

How to Apply

A complete nomination consists of the following documents:

  • Completed nomination form

  • 1-2 page appraisal of the academic accomplishments of the nominee, making clear what the nominee's scientific breakthroughs have been, especially with child and youth development, why the nominee deserves the prize more than his or her talented peers, and how the nominee would bring further distinction to the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 

  • Full list of publications as included in nominee's CV as well as evidence of his or her scientific leadership (such as direction of a research program, scientific committee, leadership role in a scientific society, and the like) 

  • Information regarding possible future academic plans, fields of interest, and aspirations of the nominee

Nominations can be submitted by mail or email to:

Jacobs Foundation
Seefeldquai 17
P.O. Box
8034 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: (+41-44)388-6102
Email