Call for Nominations: 2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

Deadline for Submission: 15 March 2023

The Jacobs Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2023 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving learning, development, and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination. The prize has a global scope. It addresses scholars who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child development and learning, embrace learning variability and individual differences, and have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

A Prize Jury, consisting of a selected group of internationally renowned scientists across a range of disciplines, will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates.

All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted online by 15th March 2023, 23:59h CET. To begin the online submission process, please visit Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize Eligibility Criteria – Jacobs Foundation. Please note that nominations must be submitted in English.

For more Information, please visit Jacobs Foundation Research Prize or contact