Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program Switzerland 2021

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program Switzerland

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Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Details:

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.

Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative early and mid-career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from 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.

Particularly encouraged to apply are scholars who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work. A special focus lies on work to understand and embrace variability in learning; promote the generation, transfer, and practical application of evidence on human learning and development or increase the capacity to scale up effective education policies and practices.

To find out more about the Jacobs Foundation Strategy 2030 please visit Jacobs Foundation.

In addition to providing fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program offers a wide range of non-financial benefits.

Fellowship Sponsor:

Jacobs Foundation

Degree level:

Post-Doctoral, PhD.

Field of Research:

Educational sciences, Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Family studies, Media studies, Political sciences, Linguistics, Neurosciences, and Medical sciences.

Fellowship Award:

Funding amount of CHF 150000

Salary of 50% of the funding amount.

CHF 15000 for overhead and indirect costs.

Additional funding may be given on completion of the fellowship.


International Students.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2021, applicants must:

  • Have obtained his/her PhD or its equivalent degree within the past 10 years.
  • Be employed at an institution of higher education or research institute.
  • Be conducting high-quality research in an area of interest to the Jacobs Foundation.
  • Be committed to engaging the Jacobs Foundation and the Fellowship Network and contributing to the Foundation’s activities.
  • Demonstrate excellent academic, research and leadership abilities.

Applying Procedure Instructions:

Applicants for the Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2021 are to go the online application and follow the steps outlined below to apply:

  • Click on Post Application.
  • Register on the Spigit website to gain access. If you already have an account, sign in directly.
  • Fill in the online application form. You may save your application at any time and finish later.

Document Requirements:

  • The candidate’s curriculum vitae, including a list of the candidate’s scientific publications
  • A published scientific paper by the candidate (The two documents are to be uploaded in connection with the application form).

Documents to be sent separately to the Jacobs Foundation:

A 1-page recommendation letter from a senior researcher, within or outside of the candidate’s department, supporting the candidate and describing his/her qualifications, initiative, and research. This letter should be sent directly to [email protected].

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Application Deadline:

January 11, 2021

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