Learning Minds

Supporting research on children and youth

Supporting talented and innovative researchers is a fundamental component of the Jacobs Foundation’s strategy. One important support program is the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program.

We are delighted to welcome this year, 13 new Jacobs Foundation Research Fellows into our network. The Fellows are drawn from diverse regions across the globe including Japan, Australia, the United States, Germany and Norway. Their research fields are equally diverse with work being performed in the areas of psychology, computer science and neuroscience. Meet our new Fellows here.

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships are a globally competitive program and are intended for early to mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth.

Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships is awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used by the fellow over a three-year period to cover a portion of the fellow’s salary and for any purpose in support of the fellow’s research, such as assistants’ salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.

In addition to providing Fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program offers a wide range of non-financial benefits including access to the Jacobs Network. The Network is designed to strengthen ties to the Foundation and encourage members of the various disciplines to communicate and interact with one another, share their thinking and way of working.

We are now calling for applications for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellows for 2021. Details about the application and selection process are available here.