This international postdoctoral fellowship program allows excellent young researchers to work within a consortium of leading institutions and scholars in Germany, Great Britain, Finland, Sweden, and the US in the area of comparative and multidisciplinary research on productive youth development.
This program is funded by the Jacobs Foundation in Zurich with 1 Mio. GBP. The objective of the program is to promote high-quality research on key questions such as how to facilitate the transition to adulthood; how to promote resilience and positive adjustment in the face of adversity; what are the familial ties and resources that enhance educational and workplace settings, and institutional and state policies as well as practices that can alter the trajectories of youth, especially those at risk.
Under the auspices of the Institute of Education at the University of London, the Center for Applied Developmental Science at the University of Jena, the Institute for Social Research, the Center for Human Growth and Development and the Center for the Analysis of Pathways from Childhood through Adulthood at the University of Michigan, the Max Planck Institute of Human Development in Berlin, the Collegium for Advanced Studies at the University of Jyväskylä in collaboration with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Learning and Motivation Research and the University of Stockholm are part of the program.
The program PI in Jena is Rainer K. Silbereisen, Director of the Center for Applied Developmental Science. Martin Tomasik, the first postdoctoral fellow from Jena, will be working in Jena and London on the role of different social contexts in the mastery of developmental tasks. The Jena program coordinator is Stefanie Gläser.
Please visit the Website of the program for more information.