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FYI. ECR/MCR fellowships in children and youth learning and development

FYI. The Jacobs Foundation invites applications for its Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship. These support early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the learning and development of children and youth worldwide. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, educational sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political sciences, linguistics, neurosciences and medical sciences.

Particularly encouraged to apply are scholars who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work. A special focus lies on work to understand and embrace variability in learning; promote the generation, transfer, and practical application of evidence on human learning and development or increase the capacity to scale up effective education policies and practices.

The Jacobs Foundation is especially interested in the following questions:

·         How do variations in individuals and contextual factors influence learning and development and learning outcomes?

·         How can we design for learner variability at scale to enable all children to reach their potential as learners and in life?

·         How can we produce interventions that reduce growing inequalities in children’s learning and overcome disparities in the impacts of digital technologies?

·         How can we address the role of data to help learners and teachers make informed decisions about their learning and teaching?

Young scholars who have obtained their PhD within the past 10 years are eligible to apply. Applicants must be employed at a university or other research institutions anywhere in the world.

Up to 12 fellowships are available, worth CHF 150,000 each over three years. These may be used for research activities and to partially cover salaries.

Closing date: 16 January 2022, 23.59 CET.

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