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American Sociological Association Section on Aging and the Life Course Graduate Student Paper Award
Deadline is March 1, 2014
This annual award honors the outstanding paper written by a graduate student (or students) member(s) of the Section on Aging and the Life Course, as determined by the Graduate Student Paper Award committee. Papers authored or coauthored solely by students are eligible; faculty co-authorship is not allowed. Eligible student authors include master's students and pre-doctoral student members of the section who are currently enrolled in a graduate program or who have graduated no earlier than December of 2013. Unpublished, under review, accepted, or published papers are eligible. If published, the paper should have appeared within the past two calendar years (e.g., a paper nominated in 2014 may have been published anytime during 2013 or 2014). Unpublished papers should not exceed 9000 words of text (not including references, tables, etc).
All nominations are due by March 1, 2014. Self-nominations are encouraged. To be nominated send a hard copy and an electronic version of the paper to the Chair of the Graduate Student Paper Award Committee along with a completed and signed nomination form. The award consists of $250 presented to the winner at the Business Meeting of the Section, held during the annual ASA meeting.
Nominations for the 2014 award should be sent to:
Chair, Y. Claire Yang
Department of Sociology
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
155 Hamilton Hall CB 3210
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
2014 Claire M. Fagin Fellow Award Program
The Claire M. Fagin Fellow Award Program focuses on building academic gerontological nursing capacity through the development of leaders in gerontological nursing. The program provides for a 2-year fellowship for advanced research training and mentorship designed to assist doctorally prepared nurses committed to academic careers in gerontological nursing. To facilitate this effort, the program provides focused study and substantial networking opportunities among National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Patricia G. Archbold Scholars, Claire M. Fagin Fellows and mentors as well as colleagues in other fields. Claire M. Fagin Fellows, in collaboration with their mentors, will design and implement individual professional development plans that will support them in developing new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader and researcher.
Awards will total $120,000 ($60,000 per annum) to each selected Fagin Fellow candidate with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the fellow is located. The institution’s contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. Neither in-kind support nor student loans are acceptable as matching funds. No indirect costs are allowed to the school and waivers of these indirect costs cannot be considered matching funds.
The Mayday Fund provides an additional $5,000 award to selected candidates whose research focuses on pain in older persons.
Fellow applicants must:
be doctorally prepared registered nurses (not including DNP)
hold degree(s) in nursing (undergraduate and/or masters)
be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents
have potential to develop into independent investigators
demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to gerontological nursing.
If selected, Fellows must:
devote fulltime effort to the research project and professional development plan. While some academic commitments may be maintained, these should be relevant to the Fellow's research and study, sufficiently minimal so as not to reduce full time equivalency in the fellowship program and not be in conflict with the work the Fellow is undertaking. Where such activities are to be undertaken, they must be carefully and fully described in the application.
attend NHCGNE’s Annual Leadership Conference as well as the Gerontological Society of Americas (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. (Mentors are strongly encouraged to attend the Leadership Conference.) Both meetings are held annually in November.
The selected institution is a significant consideration in the application review and selection process. It is important that the school chosen have the resources and capacity to support the Fellow in his or her fellowship plan. NHCGNE has developed a survey on graduate programs that have an emphasis on gerontological nursing that provides a rich snapshot of programs offered.
Professional Development Plan, Research Project and Mentor
The application has two components: a professional development plan and a research proposal. The professional development plan details activities tailored to enhance the applicant’s preparation in research, teaching and leadership. Next, the applicant will propose a significant gerontological nursing research project consistent with the applicant’s interests and previous research or clinical experience. The applicant will also identify a mentor(s) who is a strong gerontological nurse scientist with whom the applicant will work, and provide a signed letter from the proposed mentor(s) outlining a plan for their work together. Each applicant must designate one individual as the primary mentor for the grant term.
Criteria Considered in Selection of Claire M. Fagin Fellows
Strong applications must demonstrate all of the following:
Evidence of commitment to a career in academic gerontological nursing
Evidence of involvement in educational, research and professional activities
Potential for substantial, long term contributions to the knowledge base in gerontological nursing
Potential for leadership
Proposed Research must demonstrate:
Significance and timeliness for improving the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers
High quality, feasibility and innovativeness
Potential for making contributions to the field of gerontological nursing
Proposed Development Plan must be:
Tailored to address needs of the applicant and
Clear in detailing plans for enhancing preparation in research, teaching and leadership
January: Applications due 12:00 Midnight EST, Monday, January 13, 2014
March: NHCGNE Selection Committee reviews all completed applications submitted by the stated deadline then selects a panel of candidates. All applicants are advised of decisions as soon as possible.
July: Award program officially begins July 1, 2014
Please first check our FAQ page. http://geriatricnursing.org/applications/faq.asp
If you need further clarification or have additional questions, please contact the Coordinating Center at email@example.com.
2014 Patricia G. Archbold Predoctoral Scholar Award
The goal of the National Hartford Centers of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Scholar Award program is to increase academic gerontological nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared gerontological nursing faculty. NHCGNE Scholars, in collaboration with their mentors, will implement a tailored professional development plan which supports development of new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader. The program also focuses on the development of academic leadership in gerontological nursing through:
strong mentorship in the components of academic gerontological nursing (research, teaching and community service),
leadership skill development,
a national network of scholars, fellows and academic gerontological nurses, and
exposure to a wide range of experts in gerontology and geriatrics.
The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally inclusive care to its increasingly diverse aging population. Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.
This program is designed to support 2 years of doctoral work for nurses committed to careers in academic gerontological nursing. Awards will total $100,000 ($50,000 per annum) to each selected Archbold Scholar with the requirement that 10% of that amount be contributed by the institution where the scholar is located. This contribution may be in the form of tuition waivers, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, grants-in-aid or scholarships. Neither in-kind support nor student loans are acceptable as matching funds. No indirect costs are allowed to the school and waivers of these indirect costs cannot be considered matching funds.
Applicants may also request an additional $5,000 Mayday Award if research focuses on pain in older adults, which may be used over the two year term.
Predoctoral applicants must:
• be registered nurses
• hold degree(s) in nursing
• be enrolled or accepted in a doctoral nursing degree program with a focus on research (not including DNP)
• be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents
• plan an academic and research career
• demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to gerontological nursing.
If selected, Scholars must:
assume and maintain full-time student status throughout the award period
eliminate or reduce work commitments to .5 FTE or less
attend the NHCGNE Annual Leadership Conference as well as the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. (Mentors are strongly encouraged to attend the Leadership Conference.) The meetings are held annually in November.
The selected institution is a significant consideration in the application review and selection process. It is important that the school chosen have the resources and capacity to support the Scholar in his or her doctoral study. NHCGNE has developed a survey on graduate programs that have an emphasis on gerontological nursing that provides a rich snapshot of programs offered.
Mentorship is the cornerstone of the NHCGNE program. Applicants must identify a strong mentor whose program of research in gerontological nursing is a good match with the applicant’s research interest area. Mentors must provide a letter outlining the plan for their work with the applicant. The applicant must designate one individual as the primary mentor for the grant term.
Criteria Considered in Selection of Scholars
Strong applications will demonstrate all of the following:
March: NHCGNE Selection Committee reviews all completed applications submitted by the stated deadline then selects a panel of candidates. All applicants are advised of decisions as soon as possible, typically by the first week in May.
If you need further clarification or have additional questions, please contact the Coordinating Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging
The deadline for applications for the 2014 awards is January 15, 2014.
In order to continue to attract new generations of talented investigators, the Glenn/AFAR Scholarships for Research in the Biology of Aging have been established. The program is designed to give students enrolled in MD, DO, PhD, or combined-degree programs the opportunity to conduct a three-to-six-month research project focused on biomedical research in aging. The program aims to give students the chance to learn more about the field of aging research, as well as increase their understanding of the challenges involved in improving the quality of life for older people.
Up to ten scholarships will be awarded in 2014. They will enable PhD, MD, and DO candidates at any level to undertake a three-to-six-month research project on a subject related to the basic sciences and aging. Students are encouraged to make their proposals as focused as possible – the strongest projects are those that focus on a particular subject area. Clinical, epidemiology, health services, and outcome projects will not be considered. Examples of promising areas of research include, but are not limited to:
• Aging and immune function
• Stem Cell Aging
• Genetic Control of longevity
• Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging
• Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
• Cardiovascular aging
• Aging and cellular stress response
• Metabolic and endocrine changes
• Age-related changes in cell proliferation
• Caloric restriction and aging
• DNA repair and control of gene expression
• Biology of the menopause
• Aging and apoptosis
• Biodemographic analysis of aging
• Comparative gerontology
• Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging
• Macular degeneration
• Regenerative biology
• RNA control of gene expression in relation to age-related diseases
The research project must be carried out under the supervision of a faculty mentor. It may be carried out in any not-for-profit setting, such as universities, medical schools, hospitals, or non-government agencies. Applicants who also receive NIH, NSF or DOD stipend support are eligible to receive the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. However, recipients cannot hold any other awards or scholarships concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship. Each scholarship carries an award of $5,000. No indirect costs or overhead are allowed. Award recipients will be invited to attend the 2014 AFAR Grantee Conference.
Applicants must be MD, DO, PhD, or combined degree students in good standing at a not-for-profit institution in the United States. If accepted, applicants will be asked to submit a Proof of Enrollment form confirming their enrollment at a U.S. institution. Applicants may not hold another award or participate in another scholarship program concurrently with the Glenn/AFAR Scholarship.
Applications will be evaluated by an AFAR Scientific Committee on the basis of:
• The qualifications and ability of the applicant, as demonstrated by academic performance, statement of purpose, and letter of reference
• The merit and feasibility of the proposed research project and its relevance to aging
• The qualifications of the designated mentor, his or her endorsement of the research project, assurance of active supervision, and demonstrated commitment to aging research and to the student
• Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant’s interest and career in aging research
• Quality of the research environment
The deadline for receipt of all applications and supporting materials is January 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Applicants will be notified on funding decisions or around April 30, 2014. If funded, the project start date must be before December 31, 2014.
The Scholarship recipients will be required to submit a full report detailing their research methods and findings within 90 days of completing the research projects. Similarly, the mentor will be required to provide an evaluation of the student’s performance and impressions of the impact of the program on the student’s career.
The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress and findings of the grantees. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaboration, and enhances the development of leadership.
Glenn/American Federation for Aging Research Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award
Sponsored by The Glenn Foundation for Medical Research, in collaboration with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), the "Breakthroughs in Gerontology" (BIG) initiative provides timely support to a small number of pilot research programs that may be of relatively high risk but which offer significant promise of yielding transforming discoveries in the fundamental biology of aging. The hope is that one or more of the funded research projects will lead to major new insights into the molecular factors that coordinate aging in multiple cells and tissues, and the ways in which the aging process is differentially timed in long-lived species.
Projects that focus on genetic controls of aging and longevity, on delay of aging by pharmacological agents or dietary means, or which elucidate the mechanisms by which alterations in hormones, anti-oxidant defenses, or repair processes promote longevity are all within the intended scope of this competition. Projects that focus on specific diseases or assessment of health care strategies will receive lower priority, unless the research plan makes clear and direct connections to fundamental issues in the biology of aging. Studies of invertebrates, mice, human clinical materials or cell lines are eligible for funding. Although preliminary data are always helpful for evaluating the feasibility of the experiments proposed, the emphasis in review will be on creativity and the likelihood that the findings will lead to improved understanding that merits follow-up studies.
Recipients of this award are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference. The purpose of the meeting is to promote scientific and personal exchanges among recent AFAR grantees and experts in aging research.
To be eligible, applicants must at the time they submit their proposal be full-time faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher. A strong record of independent publication beyond the postdoctoral level is a requirement. Applications from individuals not previously engaged in aging research are particularly encouraged, as long as the research proposals show high promise for leading to important new discoveries in biological gerontology.
Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible. The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Former AFAR Research Grant awardees may apply. If you are applying for a 2014 AFAR Research Grant, you may not also apply for the 2014 Glenn/AFAR BIG Award.
Questions about eligibility and suitability of research project can be addressed to email@example.com.
Applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:
Qualifications of the applicant
Quality and promise of the proposed research and relevance to aging
Excellence of the research environment
The deadline of receipt of the Letters of Intent (LOI) is December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the Glenn/AFAR BIG LOI for instructions. Incomplete or improperly completed LOIs cannot be considered. All LOIs should be submitted as PDFs through the website www.afar.org/grants/. The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for receipt of full applications is March 17, 2014.
Two two-year awards will be made in 2014, at the level of $200,000 total ($100,000 per year), of which up to 8% may be used for institutional overhead. The amount and the duration of the award may be modified if during the review process or at the funding stage it is evident that such modifications would better serve the objectives of the program.
All LOI candidates who are invited to submit applications must have it endorsed by their institution. Final awards are announced by early June. The award start date is July 1, 2014. AFAR will not provide reviewer critiques to any applicants at any review level.
Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
American Federation for Aging Research Research Grants for Junior Faculty
AFAR provides up to $100,000 for a one- to two-year award to junior faculty (M.D.s and Ph.D.s) to conduct research that will serve as the basis for longer term research efforts. AFAR-supported investigators study a broad range of biomedical and clinical topics including the causes of cellular senescence, the role of estrogen in the development of osteoporosis, the genetic factors associated with Alzheimer's disease, the effects of nutrition and exercise on the aging process, and much more. Since 1981, over 680 AFAR Research Grants have been awarded.
The major goal of this program is to assist in the development of the careers of junior investigators committed to pursuing careers in the field of aging research. AFAR supports research projects concerned with understanding the basic mechanisms of aging. Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, especially if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include connections to fundamental problems in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
Examples of potentially fundable areas of research include, but are not limited to:
Aging and immune function
Stem Cell Aging
Genetic Control of longevity
Neurobiology and neuropathology of aging*
Mechanisms of dementia*
Invertebrate or vertebrate animal models
Aging and cellular stress response
Metabolic and endocrine changes
Age-related changes in cell proliferation
Caloric restriction and aging
DNA repair and control of gene expression
Biology of the menopause
Aging and apoptosis
Biodemographic analysis of aging
Evolutionary biological aspects of the biology of aging
*Applicants proposing a project in Alzheimer's Disease or healthy brain aging research should apply for the New Investigator Awards in Alzheimer's Disease. Applicants proposing other dementia-related research should apply for the AFAR Research grant.
It is anticipated that approximately 10 grants of up to $100,000 each will be awarded in 2014. Applicants may propose to use the award over the course of one or two years as justified by the proposed research. Up to 8% of funds may be budgeted for overhead or indirect costs (not to exceed $7,407). Funding will begin July 1, 2014.
The applicant must be an independent investigator with independent research space as described in a form completed by the Dean or Department Chair, and must be no more than 10 years beyond start of postdoctoral research training as of July 1, 2014. Exceptions to the ten year rule may be requested for unusual circumstances by emailing an NIH-style biosketch to AFAR at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AFAR Research Grant Program does not provide support for:
Postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory of a senior investigator
Investigators who have already received major extramural funding for research (such as an R01 or NSF equivalent grant)
Senior faculty, i.e. at the rank of Associate Professor level or higher
Former AFAR Research Grant recipients
NIH Intramural program employees
Applicants for the 2014 Glenn/AFAR Breakthrough in Gerontology (BIG) award
Applicants who are conducting research at a for-profit institution, or at an institution outside of the United States
Four criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:
Qualifications of the applicant;
Quality of the proposed research;
Excellence of the research environment;
Likelihood that the project will advance the applicant's career in aging research.
The deadline for receipt of all Letters of Intent is December 16, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please refer to the AFAR LOI instructions. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the website www.afar.org/grants/. The Letters of Intent will be reviewed by a committee. Applicants will be notified by January 31, 2014, and a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full application by March 17, 2014 .
Investigators will be required to submit a brief narrative report on the progress of their research five months after the start date of the award. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
The award recipients are expected to attend the AFAR Grantee Conference which convenes AFAR grant recipients, mentors and leaders in the field to review and disseminate the research progress of the grantees and their findings. The meeting encourages networking, facilitates collaborations, and enhances the development of leadership.
Julie Martin Mid-Career Award in Aging Research
Sponsored by The Ellison Medical Foundation, this program was designed for outstanding mid-career scientists who propose new directions of high importance to biological gerontology. Projects that are high risk but high yield are particularly encouraged if they have the potential for leading to major new advances in our understanding of basic mechanisms of aging.
Projects investigating age-related diseases are also supported, but only if approached from the point of view of how basic aging processes may lead to these outcomes. Projects concerning mechanisms underlying common geriatric functional disorders are also encouraged, as long as these include fundamental mechanisms in the biology of aging. Projects that deal strictly with clinical problems such as the diagnosis and treatment of disease, health outcomes, or the social context of aging are not eligible.
The applicant must be an Associate Professor or equivalent who was promoted to that position (with or without tenure) after December 1, 2010.
The proposed research must be conducted at any type of not-for-profit setting in the United States. Individuals who are employees in the NIH Intramural program are not eligible.
Recipients, past or present, of the Ellison Medical Foundation Senior Scholar Award in Aging are not eligible to apply for this award.
The following criteria are used to determine the merit of an application:
Quality and promise of the proposed research, and potential for a high-payoff for advancing our understanding of basic aging processes. New and innovative, high-risk, proposals unlikely to be funded by the NIH, will receive priority scoring.
Questions about eligibility or suitability of the research project can be addressed to email@example.com.
The deadline for the LOI is December 16, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by January 31, 2014, and a sub set of applicants will be invited to submit a full application. The deadline for receipt of final application is March 17, 2014.
Two four-year awards of $500,000 will be made in 2014, at the level of $125,000 per year. In addition, up to 10% ($50,000) may be requested for administrative/indirect costs.
Investigators will be required to submit brief narrative reports on the progress of their research annually. Final narrative and financial reports are required within three months following the end date of the award.
Call for Nominations: Gene D. Cohen Research Award in Creativity and Aging
The Gene D. Cohen Award, sponsored by the National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA), recognizes and honors the seminal work of Dr. Gene Cohen, whose research in the field of creativity and aging has shifted the conceptual focus from a problem paradigm to one of promise and potential. Dr. Cohen has inspired us to approach longevity asking what wonders can be achieved, not in spite of age, but because of age. The award is presented annually to a professional whose research in the field of creativity and aging demonstrates these positive attributes.
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Arts and Humanities Reception, the award consists of the following:
Travel and lodging (limit to $1,000) to attend the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting
GSA Annual Scientific Meeting Registration
A program profile included in GSA’s Annual Meeting Program, which will be distributed to attendees and posted on the GSA website.
Recognition on the NCCA website
Recognition by peers at an awards presentation
Award nomination is open to any individual who has produced research that demonstrates the benefits of creativity in arts including but not limited to visual arts, music, dance, drama, writing and multi media. Nominees should demonstrate leadership and contributions in the field of creativity and aging through research.
Deadline for Nomination: May 1st
A formal nomination letter
A brief statement (maximum 500 words) detailing how the nominee meets the criteria of the award
Peer review articles or other related documents
Up to 2 letters of support
In order to nominate someone for the Gene D. Cohen Award in Creativity and Aging, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of “Gene D. Cohen Award Nomination – NOMINEE NAME HERE.” Please remember to substitute your nominee’s name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award
The Excellence in Rehabilitation of Aging Persons Award is designed to acknowledge outstanding contributions in the field of rehabilitation of aging persons.
The individual who is nominated should demonstrate sustained contributions to the field of rehabilitation of aging persons. The nominee’s work may be in any or all of the areas of teaching or patient care, or publications which may include scholarly works, books, monographs, administrative directives, or public policy papers. Examples of potential candidates for consideration may include: a psychologist working in the area of psychological rehabilitation, a biologist who is working a lifetime on Parkinson’s disease, or someone working at NIA who is overseeing rehabilitation research. Practitioners such as physicians, nurses, therapists could also be candidates. This award will be presented at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting. The award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
Deadline: May 1st
Applicants do not have to be a member of GSA.
This is a Health Sciences Section Award, but it is open to anyone in the rehabilitation community.
Nominator or endorser of nomination must be a GSA member.
Nomination packet should include:
A detailed formal nomination letter
Up to 2 letters of endorsement (in additional to the nomination letter)
A current Curriculum Vitae
Digital Copies of Publications (books require 5 hard copies)
Presented annually at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting, the award consists of a cash award of $250 and a certificate.
In order to nominate someone for the Excellence in Rehabilitation Award, please send your nomination packet to email@example.com with a subject of "Excellence in Rehabilitation Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.
Call for Nominations: Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award
The Richard Kalish Innovative Publication Award recognizes insightful and innovative publications on aging and life course development in the behavioral and social sciences. Any empirical or conceptual publication which represents state-of-the-art thinking in aging and life course development is eligible for the award provided it is in English and was published in the last three years.
Two $250 awards (one for an article and one for a book) are underwritten by Baywood Publishing Company, with whom Dr. Kalish was long associated.
Nominations must be made by a GSA member.
A current Curriculum Vitae.
A statement outlining the innovative and state-of-the-art contributions of the publication.
Send six (6) hard copies of books to GSA, digital copies of articles.
Copies of any published reviews.
In order to nominate someone for the Richard Kalish Award, please send your nomination packet to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject of "Kalish Award Nomination - NOMINEE NAME HERE." Please remember to substitute your nominee's name in the subject.