Call for Nominations: Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2019 (Up to 1,000,000 Swiss Francs)

Call for Nominations: Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2019 (Up to 1,000,000 Swiss Francs)

Deadline: March 1, 2019

Nominations are open for the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2019. The Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all scholarly disciplines aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth. This includes, but is not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, computer sciences, and medical sciences.

The prize will be awarded to a well-respected, outstanding researcher conducting groundbreaking research on children and youth. It addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research.

Prize

  • The prize is endowed with 1 Million Swiss Francs, of which 900,000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project and 100,000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination.

Eligibility

  • Scholars, academic institutions, and professional organizations all over the world who are engaged in research on children and youth are encouraged to submit nominations;
  • Potential recipients may come from any scholarly discipline that seeks to enhance the development and living conditions of children and youth.

Nomination

All documents pertaining to the nomination should be submitted online. Incomplete nominations or documents received after the deadline cannot be considered. A complete nomination is composed of:

  • Completed nomination form
  • 2 page nomination letter including an appraisal of the academic accomplishments of the nominee, making clear what the nominee’s scientific breakthroughs have been and how the nominee would bring distinction to the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
  • Nominee’s CV including the full list of publications as well as evidence of his or her scientific leadership information regarding possible future academic plans, fields of interest, and aspirations of the nominee
  • A bibliometric analysis of the research performance will be an integral part of the assessment process, thus the provision of a full list of publications is crucial for a nomination to be considered.

For more information, visit Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize.

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