Since 2016, the Jacobs Foundation has provided an opportunity for a selected group of international Research Fellows to conduct independent research on child and youth development for a period of three years.
These Fellows have the distinction of being exceptionally talented and innovative young scholars with the potential of becoming leaders in the scientific community. Their work is of international relevance and aligns with the goals of the Jacobs Foundation. They represent a variety of disciplines, including psychology, neurosciences, biology, educational sciences, sociology, medical sciences and computer sciences.
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early career researchers from all scholarly disciplines. Applicants undergo a multistep nomination and evaluation process. Out of about 500 candidates who apply each year, a maximum of 14 are selected to become Jacobs Foundation Research Fellows.