Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2011 Nominations Have Begun

The Jacobs Foundation has initiated the nomination process for this year’s Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. Worth one million Swiss francs, the Research Prize honors the scientific achievements of researchers who make a major contribution to the successful development of children and young people and their prospects around the world. Nominations will be accepted by the Jacobs Foundation until March 15, 2011. Detailed information and nomination applications for the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2011 can be found at http://award.jacobsfoundation.org/call-for-nominations/

Zurich, January 12, 2011 – Specialist associations and experts working in the area of child and youth research are eligible for nomination. Self nominations cannot be accepted. In June, an international scientific jury will select a prize winner from the
pool of nominations submitted whose work represents outstanding scientific achievements in the successful development of children and young people and fulfils strict requirements in terms of scientific excellence, innovative power and social relevance. The prize money of one million Swiss francs will be used to support a scientific research project chosen by the beneficiary.

Beneficiaries of previous Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prizes include Professor Laurence Steinberg (2009) and Professors Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi (2010).