Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2011 - Nominations Have Begun

By Jacobs Foundation, PRNE
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

ZURICH, January 13, 2011 - The Jacobs Foundation has initiated the nomination process for
this year's Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize. Worth one million Swiss francs,
the Research Prize honors the scientific achievements of researchers who make
a major contribution to the successful development of children and young
people and their prospects around the world. Nominations will be accepted by
the Jacobs Foundation until March 15, 2011. Detailed information and
nomination applications for the Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize 2011 can be
found at award.jacobsfoundation.org/call-for-nominations/

Specialist associations and experts working in the area of child and
youth research are eligible for nomination. Self nominations cannot be
accepted. In June, an international scientific jury will select a prize
winner from the pool of nominations submitted whose work represents
outstanding scientific achievements in the successful development of children
and young people and fulfils strict requirements in terms of scientific
excellence, innovative power and social relevance. The prize money of one
million Swiss francs
will be used to support a scientific research project
chosen by the beneficiary.

Beneficiaries of previous Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prizes include
Professor Laurence Steinberg (2009) and Professors Terrie Moffitt and
Avshalom Caspi (2010).

The Zurich-based private Jacobs Foundation was established in 1988 by
entrepreneur Klaus J. Jacobs. Ever since, the foundation has focused its
efforts on the development of children and youth. Today it has many decades
of experience in the funding of science and specific intervention programs
and their implementation in this field. With its investment of EUR 200
in the Jacobs University Bremen (2006), it set new standards in the
area of private funding.


    Bettina Buomberger
    Jacobs Foundation
    Seefeldquai 17
    P.O. Box
    8034 Zurich, Switzerland
    E-Mail: bettina.buomberger@jacobsfoundation.org
    Tel.: +41-44-388-61-05
    Mobile: +41-79-552-30-88
    Fax: +41-44-388-61-37

Contact: Bettina Buomberger, Jacobs Foundation, Seefeldquai 17, P.O. Box, 8034 Zurich, Switzerland, E-Mail: bettina.buomberger at jacobsfoundation.org, Tel.: +41-44-388-61-05, Mobile: +41-79-552-30-88, Fax: +41-44-388-61-37

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