- The awards are being presented for the fifth time -
The 2013 Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize goes to Professor Greg J. Duncan
of the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine.
Receiving the 2013 Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize is Germany's
ZURICH, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Jacobs Foundation, a Zurich-based
foundation that is active worldwide in promoting child and youth
development, has just announced the recipients of this year's Klaus J. Jacobs Awards. The 2013 Research Prize, which comes with an award of one million
Swiss francs, goes to economist Greg J. Duncan for his research on the
long-term consequences of poverty in early childhood.
The Best Practice Prize, with an award of 200,000 Swiss francs, goes to
Germany's ELTERN-AG organization for its prevention program to support
families that have young children and find themselves in particularly
difficult circumstances. The Klaus J. Jacobs Awards will be presented
on December 6, 2013, at a gala event at the University of Zurich.
In honor of its founder, the Jacobs Foundation has since 2009 awarded
two annual prizes for exceptional achievements in research and practice
in the field of child and youth development: The Klaus J. Jacobs
Research Prize rewards scientific work of high social relevance to the
personality development of children and young people. It is of great
importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from
interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice. The Klaus J.
Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs. The
Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize rewards the exceptional commitment
of institutions or individuals who put into practice innovative
solutions in the field of child and youth development. It is endowed
with 200,000 Swiss francs.
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.
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SOURCE: Jacobs Foundation
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