The Jacobs Foundation invests in the future of children so that they are given the education and learning opportunities they need to thrive.

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Apply now to be a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellow 2024-2026

Call for applications

We are calling for Jacobs Research Fellowship 2024-2026 cohort applications. Scholars working to understand and embrace variability in learning, human learning, or scaling up effective education policies and practices are encouraged to apply.



Formative Assessment Spotlight – Improving Learning for Every Child

The Jacobs Foundation and Finnish education organization HundrED have released a new report highlighting 14 formative assessment solutions that support teaching and learning.

Annual Report 2021

The Annual Reports provide a comprehensive overview of the Jacobs Foundation’s activities, institution, and finances.


CEPS study on the socio-political work of nonprofit organizations and grantmaking foundations.

Transforming social policy, education, and children’s lives

The Jacobs Foundation program Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities (TRECC) published a report today, documenting work over the last five years to improve the living conditions of farmers and their children in Côte d’Ivoire.

OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

The OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills survey identifies and assesses the conditions and practices that foster or hinder the development of social and emotional skills for 10- and 15-year-old students from around the world.

Unlocking the impact of EdTech

The Jacobs Foundation commits CHF 40 million to global EdTech research and investment.


Emerald & Jacobs Foundation Vol. 1 – Impact in education through research-practice partnerships

Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) are structured collaborations between practitioners – so the agencies with responsibility for delivering education, such as schools and the bodies governing and administering them, and those researching in the field of education such as universities, research institutions, or other groups that conduct research.

Emerald & Jacobs Foundation Vol. 2 – Impact in education through embedding research into school-level practice

How can research and data uncover the best practices in schools around the world and help school leaders make decisions around what strategies and tools to use? Find out what resources school leaders and teachers need, particularly those in under-resourced education systems, and how they can be supported by the wider research community

BOLD – Teachers’ Voices: How gender equality in education can benefit all children

How can teachers promote gender equality? How easy is it to start challenging stereotypes in the classroom? Can gender responsive pedagogies help break down the barriers holding girls back?

The BOLD podcast: How do children generate new ideas?

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs.

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Every child has an enormous capacity to learn and must be given an equal opportunity to thrive. This philosophy and ambition form the bedrock of the Jacobs Foundation’s work. Watch why our work will continue to be necessary until all children enjoy the same opportunities to learn.


We work with a network of partners to seek innovative ways to promote children’s learning and development, and to facilitate social change and lasting impact.