Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: 11 January 2021
Open to: early and mid-career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years
Benefits: funding available


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.


The ideal candidate

  • has obtained his/her PhD or equivalent degree within the past 10 years;
  • is employed at an institution of higher education or research institute;
  • is conducting high-quality research in an area of interest to the Jacobs Foundation;
  • is committed to engaging with the Jacobs Foundation and the Fellowship Network and contributing to the Foundation’s activities.


Funding amount:  CHF 150’000

Funding period:  3 years

Number of fellowships per year: Up to 12

Use of funds to cover the   fellow’s salary : Up to 50% of the grant amount

Funding of overhead /   indirect costs: Up to 10% of the total amount of funding (i.e. CHF 15’000) in addition to the basic grant.

Additional funding:  Fellows may apply for additional funding at the end of the fellowship to conduct further projects with a focus on   evidence to action and scientific capacity building.


For more details, please visit the official website.