Jacobs Research Prize for child and adolescent research: Call for nominations

The Jacobs Foundation, based in Zurich, Switzerland, invites nominations for its annual Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for “outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people’s development and perspectives worldwide.”

Previous winners of the prize, which was first given in 2009, are psychologists Laurence Steinberg of Temple University (2009), Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt of Duke University (2010), and Michael Tomasello of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (2011).

The prize carries a cash award of 1 million Swiss francs (approximately 1 million U.S. dollars), to be used for research purposes.  Further information about the prize and nomination procedures can be found in the Call for Nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2012.