Call for Nominations - 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize

ZURICH, Jan. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - The Jacobs Foundation is issuing a call for nominations for the 2014 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. The prize, which is endowed with a cash award of one million Swiss francs, recognizes the work of scholars devoted to promoting the successful development and life chances of children and youth.

Experts and professional organizations all over the world who are engaged in research on children and youth are encouraged to submit nominations. Potential recipients include members of any academic discipline that seeks to encourage the positive development of children and adolescents, including education, education economics, political science, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, linguistics and medicine.

An international committee of nine experts will select a prize winner with an outstanding record of achievement. Past winners of the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize are Greg J. Duncan (2013), Dante Cicchetti (2012), Michael Tomasello (2011), Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi (2010) as well as Laurence Steinberg (2009).

The Jacobs Foundation will accept nominations until March 15, 2014. Self-nominations are not permitted. Detailed information and the nomination materials can be found at:

http://www.jacobsfoundation.org/research-prize

The Jacobs Foundation

The Jacobs Foundation is active worldwide in promoting child and youth development. It was founded in Zurich by entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs in 1989. The Jacobs Foundation allocates a budget of approximately 40 million Swiss francs per year to fund research projects, intervention programs and scientific institutions. It is committed to scientific excellence and evidence-based research. With its investment of 200 million euros to support Jacobs University Bremen (2006), the Jacobs Foundation has set new standards for private funding.

SOURCE Jacobs Foundation

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