Klaus J. Jacobs Awards
In honor of its founder, the Jacobs Foundation bestows awards for exceptional achievements in research and practice in the field of child and youth development since 2009. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards scientific work that is highly relevant to society, and the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize honors exceptional commitment and innovative solutions of institutions or individuals. As of 2019, the renowned awards are bestowed alternately every two years, starting with the 2019 Research Prize. Beginning in 2020, three Best Practice Prizes are awarded every second year.
In 2018, on the 10th anniversary of the Klaus J. Jacobs Awards, 10 awardees were honored for their outstanding social commitment.
Exceptionally and in the context of the global pandemic, the Jacobs Foundation bestows two Research Prizes in one year. The two 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prizes, each endowed with one million Swiss Francs, will be presented on November 19, 2021.