Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program for Early Career Researchers

Applications are currently welcome for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program to Promote Research on Child and Youth Development.

Early- and mid-career researchers whose work is focused on enhancing the learning and development of children and youth around the world are eligible for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program, a highly competitive fellowship program. Education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, behavioral science, computer science, pedagogy, linguistics, neurosciences, and the science of learning are a few of the pertinent fields.

Benefits

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships grant money directly to the recipient’s university, and recipients have three years to spend it any way they see fit.

  • 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

  • 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;
  • has obtained his/her PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years;
  • is committed to engaging with the Jacobs Foundation and the Fellowship Network and contributing to the Foundation’s activities.

Selection Criteria

The following selection factors are equally weighted:

  • Past research accomplishments and publication record
  • Creativity and potential for serving as a leader in the scientific community
  • Scientific quality of methods and data
  • The 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
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Application Process

Applicants are to submit the following items in English:

  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae, including a list of the candidate’s scientific publications
  • A published scientific paper by the candidate
  • A 1-page recommendation letter from a senior researcher, within or outside of the candidate’s department, supporting the candidate and describing his/her qualifications, initiative, and research.

Deadline: January 15, 2023.

For more information on Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program, visit the official site.

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