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 and mid-career researchers 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.
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.