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In honor of its founder, the Jacobs Foundation has since 2009 awarded two annual prizes for exceptional achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development:

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards scientific work of high social relevance to the personality development of children and young people. It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs.

The Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize rewards the exceptional commitment of institutions or individuals who put into practice innovative solutions in the field of child and youth development. It is endowed with 200,000 Swiss francs.

Research Prize 2015

The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, which is endowed with a cash award of one million Swiss francs, recognizes the work of scholars devoted to promoting the successful development and life chances of children and youth. Experts and professional organizations all over More

2014 Best Practice Prize

The Serenity Harm Reduction Programme Zambia was awarded the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize for its evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address severe needs of trauma affected children and their families in Zambia. More