Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2013


The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize awards outstanding scientific contributions of individuals from all disciplinesaiming 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.

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

Professor Albert Bandura, Stanford University, USA

Professor Monique Boekaerts, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Professor W. Thomas Boyce, University of British Columbia, Canada

Professor Kathleen Kiernan, University of York, UK

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

Please have your nomination submitted via email (award@jacobsfoundation.org) by 15 March 2013 at the latest. To find out more about the Research Prize, visit our website: http://jacobsfoundation.org/de/awards/research-prize-2012-2/.