The Jacobs FoundationÂ Research Fellowship ProgramÂ 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 Foundationâ€™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.
Fellowships are awarded to the most highly talented and innovative young scholars and mid-career researchers. Funds from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships are awarded directly to the fellowâ€™s institution and may be used over a three-year period by the fellow to partially cover the fellowâ€™s salary and for any activity supporting the fellowâ€™s research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.
- Open to researchers from any country.
- Applicants must have completed their PhD at the time of application.
- At the start of the fellowship candidates must be employed at a university or other research institution, but they do not need to have a permanent contract or a full-time position. The fellowship funds must be administered by the relevant university or research institution.
Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program Selection Criteria.
The selection criteria are weighted equally.
- International relevance of the fellowâ€™s planned work
- Potential for application in supporting human development and learning
- Alignment of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation
- Past research accomplishments and publication record
- Creativity and potential to become a leader in the scientific community
- Scientific quality: methods and data
- Willingness to identify with the Foundationâ€™s aims and to engage with us
Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program Fundings.
- Funds from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships are awarded directly to the fellowâ€™s institution and may be used over a three-year period by the fellow to partially cover the fellowâ€™s salary and for any activity supporting the fellowâ€™s research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.
Method of Application
The following documents are to be uploaded in connection with the application form:
- The candidateâ€™s curriculum vitae, including a list of the candidateâ€™s scientific publications
- A scientific paper by the candidate
To following is to be sent separately to the Jacobs Foundation:
- A 1-page recommendation letter from a department head or other senior researcher supporting the candidate and describing his/her qualifications, initiative, and research. This letter should be sent directly toÂ email@example.com.
The deadline for applications is March 16, 2020.