Zurich, January 23, 2013: The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2013 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. This prize, which comes with a cash award of one million Swiss francs, recognizes the work of scholars in any discipline devoted to promoting the successful development and life chances of children and adolescents.
Professional organizations and experts all over the world who are engaged in research on children and youth are encouraged to submit nominations. Potential recipients include members of any academic discipline that seeks to encourage the positive development of children and young people, including education, education economics, sociology, psychology, political science, neuroscience, linguistics and medicine.
Following a multi-stage process, an international committee of seven experts will select a prize winner with an outstanding record of achievement. Past winners of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize are Dante Cicchetti (2012), Michael Tomasello (2011), Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi (2010) as well as Laurence Steinberg (2009).
The Jacobs Foundation will accept nominations until March 15, 2013. Self-nominations are not permitted. Detailed information and the nomination materials can be found at