‘Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program’ for Early & Mid-Career Researchers (Funded)

Fellowship Research in Art and Humanities , in Business and Law , in Education and Languages , in Natural Science , in Social Science
  • Post Date : December 22, 2020
  • Apply Before : January 11, 2021
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Opportunity Details

  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 12
  • Fields of study Different
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Duration 3 Years
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 94861
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Opportunity Description

Fellowship overview

Applications are now open for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2021. It is a globally competitive fellowship program that supports early and mid-career researchers who work on and research to improve the development, learning, and living situations of children and youth. The relevant disciplines under this program include, but are not confined to, education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Details of the fellowship

Application deadline: 11 January 2021 (11:59 ECT)

Awarding institution: Jacobs Foundation

Funding period: Three years

Number of fellowships: Up to 12


The foundation provides funding directly to the fellows’ institution of which 50% can be allocated to covering fellows’ salary and for the purpose of covering other research-related costs by fellow.

The amount of fellowship grant is CHF 150,000.

Next to providing fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program also includes a wide range of non-financial benefits.

Eligibility criteria

The ideal applicants:

  • Have earned a Ph.D. or a relevant degree within the past 10 years.
  • Are highly dedicated and motivated early or mid-career researchers.
  • Have been employed at a higher education institution or research institution;
  • Are carrying out high-quality research in an area relevant to the Jacobs Foundation’s work;
  • Have a commitment to engage with the Jacobs Foundation and the Fellowship Network and contribute to the Foundation’s activities.
  • Researchers who seek to integrate multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work are especially encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria carry equal wright in selecting the fellows:

  • Past research achievements and publication history
  • Innovativeness and potential for contributing as a leader to the scientific community
  • Scientific quality of methods and data
  • The international relevance of the fellow’s intended work
  • Strength for advancing human development and learning
  • Conformity of planned projects with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation
  • Readiness to support the Foundation’s aims and to engage with it.

How to apply?

Applicants can apply online by registering on the application website and filling out the application form.

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Applicants must submit three additional documents:

 Upload in connection with the application form:

  • The candidate’s CV, including a list of the candidate’s scholarly publications
  • published scientific paper by the applicant

Separately send to the Jacobs Foundation:

  • 1-page recommendation letter from a senior researcher, within or outside of the candidate’s department, in support of the candidate and his/her qualifications, initiative, and research. This letter should be sent directly to [email protected].
    Recommendation letters have to be sent by the same deadline.

Incomplete applications and applications not completed via the online application form will not be evaluated.

For further information regarding the fellowship and more application tips, you may go to the Jacobs Foundation website.

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