A Global Fellowship Program For Research On Child And Youth Development

Applications are now open for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship. International scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth are encouraged to apply. Deadline is April 15th.

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-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.

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.

Main criteria

Jacobs Early Career Research Fellowship (approx. 137, 000 EUR per 3 years): 

  • Highly talented young scholars working on child and youth development;
  • The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 7 years ago.

Jacobs Advanced Research Fellowship (approx. 365, 000 EUR per 3 years):

  • Most innovative mid-career researchers working on child and youth development;
  • The ideal candidate has obtained his/her PhD no more than 15 years ago.

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