Promoting young people’s healthy and productive development is one of the most urgent and complex challenges of our time. The Jacobs Foundation, headquartered in Zurich, has launched the Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship in an effort to raise public awareness of the important research that is taking place in the field of child and youth development and communicate relevant findings to political decision makers.
In 2015 and 2016, four UK and US journalists in each of the fields of science, society and health policy were invited to participate in the Science Writer Fellowship program in Zurich. There they learned more about the work of the winner of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize and were able to establish contact with top-level research institutions in Switzerland.
Beginning in 2017, the Jacobs Science Writer Fellowship program will be expanded by partnering with journalism schools and universities.