Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize


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The Jacobs Foundation announces its call for nominations for the 2011 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize is awarded annually in the first week of December in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplines aiming at the improvement of young people’s development and perspectives worldwide. The prize is endowed with 1 Mio. Swiss Francs, of which 900’000 Swiss Francs are for use in a research project, 100’000 Swiss Francs are for related costs, such as travel, networking, and dissemination.

The prize addresses scholars from all countries who have achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and contributing to child and youth development and at the same time have the potential to advance the field by actively conducting research. Self-nominations cannot be accepted.

An international jury will choose the laureate from the pool of nominated candidates. The following individuals form the jury:

Professor Albert Bandura, Stanford University, USA; Professor Monique Boekaerts, Leiden University, the Netherlands; Professor Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Columbia University, USA; Professor Meinrad Paul Perrez, University of Fribourg, Switzerland; Professor Anne C. Petersen, University of Michigan, USA; Professor Rainer K. Silbereisen, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany; Professor William Julius Wilson, Harvard University, USA

Further details on nominations are provided below. Please have your nomination submitted by 15 March 2011 at the latest. To find out more about the Research Prize, please also visit our website: http://award.jacobsfoundation.org/en/.

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