Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize previous recipients
Charles A. Nelson, is selected as one of two recipients of the 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, together with Daniel L. Schwartz, for his work using longitudinal studies to demonstrate that early adversity in the first three years of life impacts later developmental outcomes.
Daniel L. Schwartzis selected as one of two recipients of the 2021 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize, together with Charles A. Nelson, for his research into the mechanics of learning and problem-solving, and their application in enhancing the educational success of students of all ages.
Prof. Daphne Bavelier receives the 2019 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize endowed with one million Swiss Francs for her research on leveraging action video games to promote brain plasticity and learning.
Prof. Paul Bloom received the 2017 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his research into the origins, nature and development of children’s moral thought and behavior.
Economist Professor Orazio P. Attanasio received the 2016 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize for his use of economic models and field experiments to assess and shape early child development programs and policies in low income countries.
Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore of University College London (UCL) received the 2015 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize in recognition of her ground-breaking achievements in child and youth development.
For his research on the mechanisms for how parental care becomes embedded in children’s biology Michael J. Meaney was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2014.
For his research on the long-term consequences of poverty in early childhood Greg J. Duncan was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2013.
For his research on the resilience of children and the developmental results of difficult life conditions, Dante Cicchetti was awarded the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2012 .
The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2011 went to developmental psychologist Professor Michael Tomasello for his comparative research on communicative behavior and learning processes in preschool children.
For their research on the interplay between genetic disposition and environmental influences Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi were awarded with the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2010.
With the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2009, the Jacobs Foundation is rewarding Laurence Steinberg for his immense contribution to improving the life circumstances of young people and their families.