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Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships
Sponsor Pre-Proposal Deadline: April 15, 2016
Harvard Office of Sponsored Programs Deadline (if invited to submit full proposal): July 8, 2016
Sponsor Full Proposal Deadline (if invited): July 15, 2016
Award Amount: Early career scholars receive 150,000 CHF (~$156k) and mid-career researchers receive 400,000 CHF (~$417k)

The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers aiming at improving the development and living conditions of children and youth or contributing to one of the Jacobs Foundation's thematic priorities. This includes, but is not limited to educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.  Scholars who engage in interdisciplinary work on individual development and learning of children and youth, and who seek to combine genetic, epigenetic, neurobiological, behavioral and social levels of analysis, are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Funds from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships are awarded directly to the Fellow's institution and may be used over a three-year period by the Fellow to partially cover the Fellow's salary and for any activity supporting the Fellow's research, such as assistant salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.

The following two documents must be submitted online by April 15, 2016 for an eligible candidate to be considered for a Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship:
  • The candidate's curriculum vitae including a list of the candidate's scientific publications;
  • A two-page statement by the candidate describing his or her significant scientific work and immediate research plans, and how these relate to the mission of the Jacobs Foundation.
  • A confidential recommendation letter from a department head or other senior researcher supporting the candidate and describing his or her qualifications, initiative, and research, should be sent directly to
After review of preliminary applications, a selected number of candidates will be asked to submit a detailed full application.

For more information, see here.

Questions about this opportunity or the internal selection process may be directed to Erin Cromack (, 617-496-5252) or Jen Corby (, 617-495-1590).

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