Research fellowships Jacobs Foundation, CH – initial deadline 16 MARCH 2020

The Jacobs Foundation invites preliminary applications for its research fellowships. These support early-career researchers conducting studies in the fields of child and youth development. This includes educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences and medical sciences.

Young scholars who have obtained their PhD no more than 10 years ago are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed at a university or other research institutions anywhere in the world.

Up to 12 fellowships are available, worth CHF 150,000 each over three years. These may be used for research activities and to partially cover salaries.


Application PhaseFebruary 3 – March 16 (23.59 CET)Open to researchers around the world
Review of initial applicationMarch 17 – May 25Jacobs Foundation staff in close collaboration external reviewers.
Invitation to submit an extended proposalMay 26 – June 28 (23.59 CEST)Up to 60 applicants will be invited to submit an extended proposal. The relevant information will be posted on this page in a timely manner.
Review of extended proposalJune 29 – August 10Jacobs Foundation staff in close collaboration with four internationally recognized scientists. More information will be made available soon.
Interview with the foundationSeptember 14 – 25Up to 25 applicants will be invited to participate in a 20-minute interview with the Foundation. Invitations will be extended at least 5 days prior to the proposed interview date.

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