New initiative: Emerging Field Groups

Together with the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI) the Jacobs Foundation launches a new initiative to support researchers active in innovative and exciting fields. As part of an Emerging Field Group (EFG), these researchers are enabled to work together during a short but intense period of time to explore the possibilities in their shared field of interest.

Consisting of a small group of international researchers, an Emerging Field Group will operate in the field of learning and instruction and will actively target new and emerging fields of research and cooperate on exploratory, innovative and risk-taking approaches. First and foremost, an Emerging Field Group functions as a laboratory in which researchers are allowed to experiment with their ideas and methods, without focusing too much on the outcome or result of the process.

With the support of the Jacobs Foundation EARLI offers the Emerging Field Groups the space and time to explore its ideas while remaining flexible in its undertaking. More information on the application process can be found on the EARLI website. The application deadline is February 28, 2018.